Dr. Alex Corzo has been presented with the Poultry Nutrition Research Award by the Poultry Science Association and the American Feed Industry Association. Corzo, a former faculty member at the Mississippi State University Department of Poultry Science, is now part of the research and development team at Elanco Animal Health, having joined the staff in 2011.
While at Mississippi State University, Corzo's research focused primarily on the practical aspects of poultry nutrition. At Elanco Animal Health, Corzo is responsible for the assessment, refinement and development of new molecules and technologies for poultry.
Corzo, born in Bogotá, Colombia, received his bachelor's degree in animal science from Universidad de La Salle, also in Bogotá. In 1998, he enrolled in a master's program at Oklahoma State University, followed by a doctoral program at Auburn University in 2000.
The Poultry Nutrition Research Award was presented to Corzo by Dr. Janet Remus, of Danisco Animal Nutrition and DuPont Industrial Biosciences, during the recent annual Poultry Science Association meeting in San Diego. The award is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association as part of its continuing awards program that dates back to 1948. Remus presented the award on behalf of the American Feed Industry Association.