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researcher , science educator

Fuller Warren Bazer, American science educator, researcher. Recipient physiology and endocrinology award American Society Animal Science, 1980, research award Society for Study of Reproduction, 1990.


Bazer, Fuller Warren was born on September 2, 1938 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Son of Raymond Richard and Opal Stella (Goolsby) Bazer.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Centenary College Louisiana, Shreveport, 1960. Master of Science in Animal Science, Louisiana State University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science, North Carolina State University, 1969.


He received his BS in Biology from Centenary College in Shreveport, LA. And his Masters at LSU. He was a graduate research professor in animal science and pediatrics at the University of Florida before moving to Texas A&M University in 1992. Bazer is known for his contributions in the biological mystery of embryo-maternal signaling, that maintain pregnancy and survival of the embryo in livestock species.

However, little was known about the details before R. Michael Roberts and Bazer collaborated. Among his key discoveries, Fuller isolated the uterine protein uteroferrin, a hematopoietic growth factor that influences the survival of the neonate and may be useful in treating diseases, such as leukemia and osteoporosis. He determined that estrogen in pigs and interferon-t in ruminant species, are the signals for pregnancy maintenance.

The ability of interferon-t to suppress transcription of the estrogen receptor gene, provides a model for potential treatment of estrogen-dependent tumors. 1980: American Society of Animal Science Award in Physiology and Endocrinology.


  • 1980: American Society of Animal Science Award in Physiology and Endocrinology2003: Wolf Prize in Agriculture along with R. Michael Roberts "for discoveries of Interferon-t and other pregnancy-associated proteins, which clarified the biological mystery of signaling between embryo and mother to maintain pregnancy, with profound effects on the efficiency of animal production systems, as well as human health and well-being". 1996: Gamma Sigma Delta International Distinguished Achievement Award in Agriculture2000: Distinguished Service and2004: Carl Hartman award from the Society for the Study of Reproduction.


  • Other Work

    • Editor-in-chief: Biology of Reproduction, Society for Study of Reproduction, Madison, Wisconsin, 1989-1995. Contributor 30 chapters scientific books, 242 articles to professional journals.


Scientific advisor STOP! Children's Cancer, Gainesville, since 1990. Advisor University Kansas Mental Health program, Kansas City, since 1991. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1963-1965.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Gamma Sigma Delta (secretary-treasurer, president-elect, president since 1968), Sigma Xi (secretary, president-elect, president).


Married Elmire Ann Schaaf, December 29, 1962. Children: Amy Elise, Beth Annual.

Raymond Richard Bazer

Opal Stella (Goolsby) Bazer

Elmire Ann Schaaf

Amy Elise Bazer

Beth Annual Bazer