John J. McGlone, Ph.D.
Phone: (806) 834-8275
John McGlone grew up in on Long Island, New York. He attended Washington State University where he received his B.S. and M.S. in 1977 and 1979 in Animal Science with a minor in Neuroscience. He then traveled to the University of Illinois, in the heart of pig country where he received his PhD in 1981 in Animal Science with a minor in Neural and Behavioral Biology. His research interests are in the science of animal behavior, physiology and welfare ranging from appropriate housing and production systems for pigs to brain and immune mechanisms underlying stress.
Dr. McGlone's first faculty appointment was at the University of Wyoming in 1981 where he was the first Frank Guggenheim Fellow awarded to an Animal Scientist for studies of pig behavior and physiology. His second faculty position began three years later at Texas Tech University where he has been for the past 34 years. He was previously Director of the Pork Industry Institute (PII) and in 2008 became Director of the new Institute of Comparative and Experimental Medicine (ICEM). He was appointed Director of Animal Care Services and Institutional Official for Animal Care and Use in January, 2007. In 2007, he was named Institutional Official for the TTU campus Animal Care Program. In this role the Animal Care and Use Committee, veterinarians and animal care staff report to him. His administrative role ended in 2018, allowing him to focus on his research. His former graduate students hold key faculty positions at major agricultural universities. He has published a number of studies that have resulted in industry changes in areas of sow housing, transportation, castration & tail docking and pheromone biology. He was a member of the AAALAC International community for 30 years and was a former representative for animal care in ASAS and FASS.
He maintains an active research and teaching program in farm animal welfare, behavior and physiology. Current research projects involve pigs, dogs, and cats in studies related to pheromones for behavioral therapy to improve animal performance, health and welfare.
Dr. McGlone is with Rebekkah and Jon Plummer on a ranch in Garza County Texas. He has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.
Behavior, neuroscience, welfare, immunology, stress physiology & behavior, pheromones in pigs and other animals.