William Neal Reynolds Professorjohn_brake@ncsu.edu
B. S. (1974) Poultry Science, North Carolina State University, Animal Science (Highest Honors), Raleigh, NC
B. S. (1974) Animal Science (Highest Honors), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ph.D. (1978) North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
PO 435 Incubation and Breeding
PO 406 Physiological Aspects of Poultry Management (Undergraduate)
PO 505 Physiological Aspects of Poultry Management (Graduate)
Primary focus of research program is broiler breeder reproductive physiology and nutrition. The interaction of developmental processes and nutrition are emphasized. Incubation and embryonic development studies focus on maternal, nutritional, genetic, and management factors that can influence successful embryo development. Secondary interests include the influence of nutrition on immune function, ascites, sudden death syndrome, heat stress tolerance, and general broiler performance. The role of the broiler breeder in broiler performance is of interest as it affects the above variables.
Brake, J., T.J. Walsh, C.E. Benton, Jr., J.N. Petitte, R. Meijerhof, and G. Peñalva, 1997. Egg handling and storage. Poult. Sci. 76:144-151.
Walsh, T.J., and J. Brake, 1997. The effect of nutrient intake during rearing of broiler breeder females on subsequent fertility. Poult. Sci. 76:297-305.
Brake, J., and D. Vlachos, 1998. Evaluation of transgenic event 176 "Bt" Corn in broiler chickens. Poult. Sci. 77:648-653.
Brake, J., P. B. Hamilton, and R. S. Kittrell, 1999. Effects of the tricothecene mycotoxin diacetoxyscirpenol on fertility and hatchability of broiler breeders. Poult. Sci. 78:1690-1694.
Williams, C. J., and J. Brake, 2000. Evaluation of application methods for control of Aspergillus fumigatus proliferation on the air cell membrane of in ovo injected broiler eggs. Poult. Sci. 79: 1531-1535.
HONORS AND AWARDS (INCL PATENTS)
Certificate of Distinguished Scholarly Achievement, NC State University
Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, NC State University
Academy of Outstanding Teachers, NC State University
Broiler Research Award, Poultry Science Association
Fulbright Lectureship in Egypt
Merck Award for Achievement in Poultry Science, Poultry Science Association
Outstanding Paper Presentation, American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL and Cincinnati, OH
CALS Outstanding Graduate Instructor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University
Faculty and Student Organization Resource Development Award, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU
Fellow, Poultry Science Association