We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 Animals Young Investigator Award is Dr. Jay Johnson.
Dr. Johnson is a Research Animal Scientist of USDA Agricultural Research Service, USA. His work focuses on evaluating the impact of environmental (i.e., heat stress) and production stress on livestock physiology, welfare, and metabolic health to develop mitigation strategies that will improve animal well-being and productivity. He has authored 2 book chapters, 2 invited reviews, 27 refereed articles, 62 abstracts, and 18 other publications. These publications demonstrate his research productivity and diverse research portfolio, as he has published results in swine, dairy cattle, beef cattle, poultry, and rodents, on a range of animal well-being topics, including heat stress, antibiotic alternatives, transport stress, and weaning stress. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Johnson for his outstanding achievements.
As the awardee, Dr. Johnson will receive an honorarium of 2000 CHF, an offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Animals, and an engraved plaque.
We would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge another applicant who was highly commended: Dr. Jessica Elisabeth Martin from University of Edinburgh. She will receive a free publication in Animals.
We would like to thank all the applicants in various fields of study for their participation and all the Award Committee members for their evaluation of the excellent applications.
Prof. Dr. Clive J. C. Phillips