Curtis R. Youngs
Associate Professor of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Iowa State University
2356B Kildee Hall
Ames, IA 50011-3150
For Advisor Appointments call 515-294-1427
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota: 1985
Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota: 1981
2013: Mission Award for International Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta
2012: Louis M. Thompson Distinguished Undergraduate Teacher, Iowa State University
2012: Fellow (Teaching), American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)
2012: MAP-Works Excellence Award for Academic Advising
2012: Central Region Outstanding Teacher, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
2012: Director’s Award (Faculty), Multicultural Student Affairs, Iowa State University
2011: Honorary Member, National Society of Leadership and Success
2011: Inductee, Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advising Academy
2011: Influential Faculty Member in Fostering Academic Achievement, Collegiate Panhellic Council, Iowa State University
2011: Mission Award for Teaching (Gamma Sigma Delta)
2011: Excellence in Honors Mentoring/Advising Award (Iowa State University Honors Program)
2010: Who’s Who in North American Education
2005: Faculty of the Year College of Agriculture (Iowa State University Leaders INspiring Connections)
2005: Who's Who Among America's Teachers
2002: Excellence in Academic Advising Award (Iowa State University Foundation)
2002: Outstanding Advisor Award (Iowa State University College of Agriculture)
1999: Outstanding Teacher Award (Iowa State University College of Agriculture)
1998: Outstanding Teacher Award (American Society of Animal Science, Midwest Section)
1998: Teacher Fellow Award (National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture)
Dr. Youngs provides instruction in Career Preparation in Animal Science (AnS 210), Sheep Science (AnS 229), Animal Reproduction (AnS 331), Embryo Transfer and Related Technologies (AnS 333), Embryo Transfer Laboratory (AnS 334),and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Biological and Ethical Considerations (Hon 321Y).
Undergraduate Student Advising
Dr. Youngs' areas of research are factors influencing embryo development and survival in domestic farm animals, embryo manipulation, and applied sheep research.
American Society of Animal Science
International Embryo Transfer Society
American Embryo Transfer Association
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
Madison RJ, LE Evans, CR Youngs. 2012. The Effect of 2-Hydroxypropyl--Cyclodextrin on Post-Thaw Parameters of Cryopreserved Jack and Stallion Semen. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 33:272-278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jevs.2012.07.021.
Youngs, CR and LE Evans. 2012. Reproductive ultrasonography: Application in farm animal species. In (DR Heldman, D Hoover, MB Wheeler, Eds). Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food DOI: 10.1081/E-EBAF-120047343.
Godke, RA and C.R. Youngs. 2012. Transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte aspiration for in vitro embryo production in mammalian farm animal species. In (DR Heldman, MB Wheeler, DG Hoover, Eds.) Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food (accepted).
Youngs, CR. 2011. Embryo cryopreservation in food animal species. In (DR Heldman, MB Wheeler, DG Hoover, Eds.) Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food DOI: 10.1081/E-EBAF-120047342.
Youngs, CR, SP Leibo, RA Godke. 2011. Embryo cryopreservation in domestic mammalian livestock species. In (D. Hemming, Ed.) Animal Science Reviews 2010, CABI, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 245-256.
Godke, RA and C.R. Youngs. 2011. Cattle: Embryo Technology. In (WG Pond & AW Bell, Eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Science, 2nd Ed . 1: 1,193-195.
Youngs, C.R.. 2011. Cryopreservation of preimplantation embryos of cattle, sheep, and goats. Journal of Visualized Experiments Experiments 54. http://www.jove.com/details.php?id=2764, doi: 10.3791/2764.
Jepsen RJ, LE Evans, C.R. Youngs. 2010. Use of direct thaw insemination to establish pregnancies with frozen-thawed semen from a Standard jack. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 30(11):651-656 doi:10.1016/j.jevs.2010.10.001
Youngs, C.R.and RA Godke. 2010. Cattle embryo transfer. In (DR Heldman, MB Wheeler, DG Hoover, Eds.) Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food DOI: 10.1081/E-EBAF-120042308
Youngs, C.R., SP Leibo, RA Godke. 2010. Embryo cryopreservation in domestic mammalian livestock species. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources Vol. 5, No. 60, 11 pages. doi:10.1079/PAVSNNR20105060
Youngs, C.R. 2007. Methods for disease-free introduction of swine germplasm resources. Proc. Seminar on Reproduction: Optimizing Genetics, Health, and Production, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, March 4, Orlando, FL, pp. 7-12.
Youngs, C.R. 2007. Embryo transfer in beef cattle. Proc. Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle, September 11-12, Billings, Montana, pp. 267-284
Youngs, C.R. 2006. Development of a course in embryo transfer and related technologies for undergraduate students in agriculture. J. Anim. Sci. 84(Suppl. 1):381.
C.R. Youngs and A.E. Freeman. 2005. Breeding (animal). In AccessScience@McGraw-Hill, http://www.accessscience.com, DOI 10.1036/1097-8542.095000
Godke, R.A. and C.R. Youngs. 2004. Biotechnology: Embryo Technology for Cattle. In (W. Pond, Ed.) Encyclopedia of Animal Science (on-line). Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, DOI:10.1081/E-EAS 120019483, pp. 136-138.
Pugh, M.L., M.B. Moreira, G.R. Gilbert and C.R. Youngs. 2004. Influence of prostaglandin F2? synthesis inhibitors on pregnancy rate of embryo transfer recipient heifers. Proc. 15th Int�l. Cong. Anim. Reprod. 2:399.
Youngs, C.R., A.M. Powers-Meyer, M.G. Wonderlich and M.B. Moreira. 2004. The effect of cloprostenol or dinoprost, administered at two different sites, on the expression of estrus in postpartum dairy cattle. Proc. 15th Int�l. Cong. Anim. Reprod. 1:60.
Godke, R.A., M. Sansinena, and C.R. Youngs. 2002. Assisted reproductive technologies and embryo culture methods for farm animals. In (C.A. Pinkert, Ed.) Transgenic Animal Technology: A Laboratory Handbook, 2nd Ed. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, pp. 513-568.
Youngs, C.R. 2001. Factors influencing the success of embryo transfer in the pig. Theriogenology 56:1311-1320.