Dr. Min Du earned his B.S. from Zhejiang University, M.S. from China Agricultural University and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. After postdoctoral training at University of Alberta, he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming. In 2011, he moved to Washington State University as a Professor and Endowed (Funded) Chair. His research focuses on stem cell differentiation and muscle and adipose tissue development, and is well funded by USDA and NIH awards. Dr. Du has trained more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and published 194 peer-reviewed articles and is a frequent speaker for national/international meetings. He was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Science, and is a reviewer or panel member for more than 40 scientific journals and funding agencies. He was the recipient of the Young Scientist Award, Early Career Achievement Award from ASAS, UW Outstanding Advisor Award, and Distinguished Service Award from Physiological Genomics Group of American Physiological Society.