Matthew P. Hardy Young Andrologist Award
This annual award is bestowed upon an Active Member of the American Society of Andrology who at the time of the award, is less than forty-five (45) years of age and who has made significant contributions to the field of Andrology. The award was known as the Young Andrologist Award from its inception in 1982 through 2014.
The ASA Awards Committee asks for nominations each year in July. Only ASA members are allowed to nominate individuals for this award. The deadline to submit nominations to the Awards Committee is late August/early September.
2022 Matthew P. Hardy Young Andrologist Award Winner
Brian P.Hermann, PhD
University of Texas at San Antonio
Dr. Hermann received his PhD in 2005 from the University of Kansas Medical Center under the supervision of Leslie Heckert where he studied transcriptional regulation of the FSH-receptor and Steroidogenic factor-1 genes. He then completed postdoctoral training in lab of Dr. Kyle Orwig at the Magee-Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh where he performed the first definitive spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) transplantation in non-human primates. With support from an NIH K99/R00 award, Dr. Hermann started his lab at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in 2011. The Hermann lab studies the mechanisms regulating SSC fate in adults during steady-state spermatogenesis, SSCs fate specification during testicular development, and potential SSC-based therapeutic strategies for male infertility. He has generated some of the first scRNAseq data relating to the mammalian testis presented it to the field in a readily accessible format that enabled many other research teams to benefit from his expertise. Dr. Hermann also directs the UTSA Genomics Core, which specializes in single-cell and spatial methodologies, and has applied those approaches to understanding the identity of SSCs and their regulatory framework.
Dr. Hermann’s authority in area of scRNAsequence and new genomics tools is reflected in the publication of 4 chapters relating to these in 2021 alone. In addition, he has been engaged in securing several grants relating not only to discerning control elements in spermatogenesis, but also to addressing the pathogenesis of encephalomyelitis and Lyme disease and developing tools for understanding brain development.
He has been an active member of the Communications and Public Affairs Committee since 2016 and now serves as its Chair.
Dr. Hermann’s work has been lauded by colleagues around North American and beyond. He has recently been named as a Fulbright US Senior Scholar to undertake research on spermatogenesis and early embryo development in livestock species with the Physiology of Reproduction group at the University of Murcia in Spain as the recipient of this prestigious position.
The diversity and depth of Brian’s contributions Andrology is indeed impressive, and the ASA is delighted to name him as the 2022 Matthew P. Hardy ASA Young Andrologist.
- 2022 Brian P.Hermann, PhD
- 2021 Clémence Belleannée, PhD
- 2020 James M. Hotaling, MD, MS, FECSM
2019Mariano G. Buffone, PhD 2018Michael L Eisenberg, MD 2017Polina V. Lishko, PhD 2016Lee B. Smith BSc PhD FRSB 2015Jon M. Oatley, PhD 2014Sarah Kimmins, PhD 2013Jacques J. Tremblay, PhD 2012Wei Yan 2011Humphrey Yao 2010Peter Liu 2009Michael A. Palladino 2008Moira K. O’Bryan 2007John K. Amory 2006Janice P. Evans 2005Janice Bailey 2004Kate Loveland 2003Joanna E. Ellington 2002Christopher L.R. Barratt 2001Jacquetta M. Trasler 2000Matthew P. Hardy 1999Stuart E. Ravnik 1998William R. Kelce 1997Gail A. Cornwall 1996Paul S. Cooke 1995Christopher J. De Jonge 1994Wayne J.G. Hellstrom 1993Robert Chapin 1992Gary R. Klinefelter 1991Patricia M. Saling 1990Luis Rodriguez-Rigau 1989Barry T. Hinton 1988Larry Johnson 1987Ilpo T. Huhtaniemi 1986Stephen J. Winters 1985Bruce D. Schanbacher 1984Lonnie D. Russell 1983William B. Neaves 1982L.J.D. Zaneveld