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Dr. Tom E Porter



Animal & Avian Sciences 1413 AnSc/AgEn Building 8127 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742-2311


  • Neuroendocrine regulation of growth and reproduction
  • Cellular differentiation of the anterior pituitary gland during embryonic development
  • Global analysis of gene expression in the neuroendocrine system


  • ANSC452 Avian Physiology
  • ANSC444 Domestic Animal Endocrinology
  • ANSC644 Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 University of Maryland Exemplary Researcher Award
  • 2019 University of Minnesota Golden Alumni Award
  • 2016 Named Fellow of the Poultry Science Association
  • 2012 Embrex Fundamental Science Award from the Poultry Science Association
  • 2010-2016 Named Editor-in-Chief for Poultry Science journal
  • 2009 Dean Gordon Cairns Award for Distinguished Creative Work and Teaching in Agriculture
  • 2007 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Excellence in Instruction Award
  • 2001 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Excellence in Research Award
  • 2000 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Junior Faculty Excellence Award
  • 1996 Recipient of the Poultry Science Association Research Award

Other Accomplishments

  • Author of 102 refereed scientific papers, 22 book chapters or reviews, and 155 abstracts
  • Publications cited more than 3,000 times
  • Author of 35,452 nucleotide sequence submissions to GenBank
  • Author of five cDNA microarray platform submissions to GEO (Gene Expression Omnibus)
  • Recipient of $27.8M in total funding from competitive federal grant support
  • Research mentor to 7 postdoctoral fellows and 24 graduate students


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