Lee Southern, the Doyle Chambers Distinguished Professor in Animal Sciences at the LSU AgCenter, recently was presented the poultry nutrition research award by the Poultry Science Association.

Southern, who specializes in nonruminant nutrition with a focus on the areas of amino acid and mineral use by swine and poultry, was recognized for “distinctive work demonstrating sound research in poultry nutrition in the last 10 years.”

Southern also received the nonruminant nutrition award in 1997 for his work with swine. “Not many folks get this award two times,” he said.

Southern received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina State University and his doctorate from the University of Illinois. He joined the LSU AgCenter in October 1982.

Southern has served on the editorial board of the journals Poultry Science and Professional Animal Scientist and as associate and division editor of the Journal of Animal Science. He now is the section editor of Poultry Science.

A member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Animal Nutrition from 1998 through 2002, Southern has received numerous awards for his professional accomplishments.