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NC State Faculty Member Named Poultry Science Association Fellow
Dr. John Brake, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Poultry Science, Physiology and Nutrition in the Department of Poultry Science at North Carolina State University has been named a Fellow of the Poultry Science Association.
Selection as a fellow is the highest honor the Poultry Science Association bestows. The association names no more than five fellows each year.
An Edgecombe County native and NC State graduate, Brake is known worldwide for his expertise in broiler breeder and hatchery management as well as poultry reproductive and environmental management. Among the honors that he has received are the Merck Award for Achievement in Poultry Science, the NC State University Sigma Xi Research Award, the NC State University Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, two Outstanding Presentation Awards at American Oil Chemist Society meetings, the Poultry Science Association Broiler Research Award and a Fulbright Lectureship in Egypt.
Brake also received the first College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty Resource Development Award for external fund raising not related specifically to a faculty member's research program. He was also named to the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers in 1990 and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Graduate Instructor in 2003. His graduate students have won 16 certificate of excellence awards for their papers at national meetings.
Brake's research has focused on all areas of broiler breeder, hatchery and broiler management. His research has encompassed such diverse areas as the determination of nutritional requirements of broiler breeders and broilers, development of feeding management programs, interaction of nutrition with lighting programs, optimization of male and female fertility, hatchability, incubation, and progeny broiler chick quality, growth and performance as well as details of amino acid and phosphorus metabolism. His program now focuses on minimization of phosphorus pollution.
Brake has published, as author or co-author, 135 peer-reviewed publications, eight extension technical guides, 295 abstracts of scientific presentations, 221 invited proceedings from industry conferences, and 91 popular press and miscellaneous type articles. In addition, he has made more than 150 invited presentations at industry conferences in the United States and in 45 other countries.
The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is a global scientific society dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge generated by poultry research. Founded in 1908, the association has a global membership of about 3,500.
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