Awards & Honors

  • Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, Japan (1980)
  • Distinguished Performance Award, Undergraduate Teaching, Texas A&M University (1985)
  • University Honors Program Teacher/Scholar Award, Texas A&M University (1986)
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Agriculture, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University (1986)
  • Board of Governors, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (1993-1999)
  • Outstanding Teacher, Genetics Undergraduate Society, Texas A&M University (1993)
  • Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching, Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University (1993)
  • Invited Plenary Lecture, Eighth International Congress of Ichthyology, Oviedo, Spain (1994)
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, Undergraduate Biochemistry Society, Texas A&M University (1994)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (1999)
  • Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1999)
  • Faculty Fellow, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (2000)
  • Invited Plenary Lecture, Annual Meeting of the Genetics Society of Brazil, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas de Amazonia e Universidade do Amazonas, Manaus, Brasil (2000)
  • Invited Plenary Lecture, 2nd International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching, Kobe, Japan (2002)
  • Fulbright Research Scholar, Norway (2003)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Award in Excellence (Research), Texas A&M University (2003)
  • Invited Plenary Lecture, Annual International Symposium, Fisheries Society of the British Isles, Aberdeen, Scotland (2006)
  • Regents Professor, Texas A&M University System (2007)
  • Senior Faculty Fellow, Texas AgriLIFE Research (2007)
  • Cintron Endowed Professorship (2008)
  • Invited Plenary Lecture, International Symposium on Formosa Landlocked Salmon and Masu Salmon, Taipei, Taiwan (2009)
  • Fulbright Research Scholar, Chile (2011)