Research Spotlight: Dept. of Animal & Food Sciences’ Bradley Johnson
By: Christy Bratcher
Bradley Johnson, the Gordon W. Davis Regent's Chair in Meat & Muscle Biology within the Department of Animal & Food Sciences, joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2008. A native of Milbank, South Dakota, Johnson's research has involved evaluating the mechanism of action and physiology of two classes of veterinary drugs approved for meat production, steroidal implants and beta-adrenergic agonists.
More recently, he has been studying the proposed metabolism of compounds related to potential residues in edible tissues. Specifically, he has played a pivotal role in meat consumption anti-doping cases.
Johnson recently completed a five-year term on the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives and has been reappointed for another five-year term. He has published 142 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 invited reviews or book chapters, and advised more than 70 graduates and postdoctoral students. His master's degree and doctorate in animal science are from the University of Minnesota.
CONTACT: Christy Bratcher, Associate Dean for Research, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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