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Loneragan tapped as faculty fellow by Texas Tech’s Vice President for Research

Loneragan tapped as faculty fellow by Texas Tech’s Vice President for Research

Guy Loneragan, a Texas Tech veterinary epidemiologist and professor of food safety and public health, has been named a faculty fellow for faculty development in the university’s Office of the Vice President for Research. He will assume his new quarter-time appointment role on April 1.

“I’m looking forward to blurring the lines between the faculty and administration as we engage our best minds such as Guy in leadership roles for the betterment of Texas Tech,” said Tech’s Vice President for Research Robert Duncan.

In addition to other duties, Loneragan will help develop new international research opportunities and revenue streams for Texas Tech. Loneragan who came to Texas Tech from West Texas A&M University in 2010, received a bachelor’s of veterinary science from the University of Sydney, Australia, and his master’s and doctorate degree from Colorado State University. His current research focuses on the characterization of pre-harvest practices that can be implemented in complex agri-food systems to effect meaningful control of food-borne pathogens and antimicrobial drug resistance.

Loneragan also works to evaluate population data to discover factors that can be used as management tools to improve animal health and well-being. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods, International Association of Food Protection, the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, and American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and serves on the board of directors for the Academy of Veterinary Consultants.

Reporting by Kristina Woods Butler

CONTACT: Michael Orth, chairman, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2805 or michael.orth@ttu.edu

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