Selsby Receives Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award

Joshua Selsby, professor in animal science, is the recipient of the 2022 Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. He has developed a successful research program focused on skeletal muscle injury, with two independent research lines: one focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy funded by the National Institutes of Health and patient research and advocacy foundations, and the other focused on muscle injury caused by prolonged heat stress funded extensively by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These efforts have resulted in more than 65 publications, more than $8 million in funding, intellectual property filings, and the founding of a company to commercialize discoveries. He is currently the principal investigator on four active federal awards and serves as a panel manager for USDA. 

In addition to his research, Selsby is an active instructor, advisor and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students and provides significant service to Iowa State and his field. A colleague states, “He has an outstanding research program, secured significant funding to support that program, educated a wide variety of students and contributed unselfishly to the organization and others…I believe the best of the Selsby research program is yet to come!”