Research Spotlight: Department of Animal & Food Sciences’ Nathaniel Hall
By: Norman Martin
Nathaniel Hall, an associate professor of companion animal science and director of the university's Canine Olfaction Research & Education Laboratory within the Department of Animal & Food Sciences, joined the Texas Tech faculty in 2016. His research broadly focuses on exploring the capabilities of the dog's nose and how training influences olfactory perception. This year he received the Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award, the highest faculty honor in the university system.
He is examining whether detection dogs can have the same accuracy in finding agricultural pests and plant pathogens as they have finding narcotics, explosives and diseases. Prior to joining the Tech faculty in 2016, the Florida native served as a post-doctoral scholar at Arizona State University. He received his bachelor's degree in microbiology and his master's degree in psychology from the University of Florida. His doctorate in psychology is from the University of Florida.
CONTACT: Clint Krehbiel, Dean, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or Clint.Krehbiel@ttu.edu
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- Animal & Food Sciences
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- Natural Resources Management
- Plant & Soil Science
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Editor: Norman Martin
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