The International Goat Association wishes to give special honor to
Dr. Christopher D. Lu
Dr. Christopher D. Lu is a scholar and a retired tenured Professor of the University of Hawai’i-Hilo. He is a devoted member of IGA and served many years on the Board of Directors, Vice-President from 1996 to 2004, IGA’s President from 2004 to 2008, and Past-President from 2008 to 2012. He is also an active member of the IGA Advisory Board.
As President of IGA, Dr. Lu strengthened general membership and grew our finances. He laid the foundation for our robust Regional Directors and Country Representatives system, expanded the IGA website and electronic newsletter. Dr. Lu and his wife, Hsin, established the C. W. Lu Young Scientist Award, given to IGA members who have demonstrated excellence in research in any area of goat science and have held their Ph.D. for a period not greater than ten years.
Dr. Lu was the founding director of the American Institute for Goat Research in Oklahoma. He has published over 270 refereed journal articles, refereed conference papers, invited papers, invited presentations, book chapters, and books that relate to his interest in ruminant nutrition, international development, and education. His scholarly works contributed to advances in understanding nutrient requirements, nutritional physiology, and nutritional biochemistry in ruminants.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.