Alex Corzo, Ph.D., a former faculty member at Mississippi State University’s Department of Poultry Science, was recognized for his contributions to poultry nutrition by the Poultry Science Association (PSA) and the American Feed Industry Association. Dr. Corzo joined Elanco Animal Health in 2011.
Alex Corzo, born in Bogota, Colombia, received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Universidad de La Salle, in Bogota, Colombia. In 1998, he enrolled in a master’s program at Oklahoma State University, followed by a doctoral program at Auburn University in 2000.
While at Mississippi State University, Corzo’s research focused primarily on practical aspects of poultry nutrition. Dr. Corzo is now part of the research and development team at Elanco Animal Health, where he is responsible for the assessment, refinement, and development of new molecules and technologies for poultry.
The Poultry Nutrition Research Award was presented to Corzo by Dr. Janet Remus, of Danisco Animal Nutrition and DuPont Industrial Biosciences, during the annual PSA meeting in San Diego, Calif., last month. 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 AFIA.