AFS’s McGlone garners President’s Excellence in Commercialization Award
By: Norman Martin
John McGlone, a professor with Texas Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences, was presented the President's Excellence in Commercialization Award at the university's annual Faculty Honors Convocation today (Apr. 17) in special ceremony at the university's Student Union Building.
The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the commercialization of innovative work conducted by Texas Tech University faculty, and includes a $5,000 cash gift and a framed certificate. Previous winners include John Schroeder, College of Arts and Sciences (Geosciences); Seshadri Ramkumar, College of Arts and Sciences (Environmental Toxicology); and Brian Still, College of Arts and Sciences (English).
Recent honors for McGlone include being issued a patent for artificial boar saliva (boar saliva analog – BSA) and boar grunts stimulate estrus behavior and reproduction in swine (2017). He also received the American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA Humane Award (2015), which recognizes a non-veterinarian's achievements in advancing the welfare of animals via leadership, public service, education, research/product development and/or advocacy.
In addition, McGlone was presented the national Federation of Animal Science Societies Service Award (2015). He's been active in FASS activities for years, including serving as a member or chairman of the organization's animal care committee since the group was formed. He networked animal care activities for FASS, including cross-serving on boards and committees with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.
In 2017, McGlone was part of a team of researchers in Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources working to reduce the effects of stressors on piglets by showing how the anti-inflammatory drug cortisol and its analogs can regulate a pig's immune system, allowing it to grow normally. The $296,000 grant was from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
McGlone received his bachelor's and master's degrees in animal science from Washington State University. His doctorate in animal science with an emphasis in ethology and neuroscience, is from the University of Illinois-Urbana. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science and the Society for Neuroscience.
Separately, he's been involved with Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, the gold standard of laboratory animal care, for more than 30 years. In addition, he has been a champion of collaborations between veterinarians and animal scientists among professional societies and in government and industry.
CONTACT: William Brown, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com