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Zoetis Award for Research Excellence


The Zoetis Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, established in 1985 is given to those faculty members who, through their dedication and investigation in research, are chosen from among their peers as an outstanding researcher in the field of veterinary medicine.

  • Zoetis Award for Research Excellence 2011


    Dr Michael Konkel (SMB)
    Dr. Michael Konkel

    Dean Slinker presented the 2011 Zoetis Award for Research to Michael Konkel from the School of Molecular Biosciences for his ongoing research on the pathogenesis and pre-harvest food safety with Campylobacter jejuni.

     




  • Zoetis Award for Research Excellence 2010



    Dr. Kelly Brayton
    Dr. Kelly Brayton

    Dean Slinker presented the 2010 Zoetis Award for Research to Dr. Kelly Brayton from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology. Dr. Brayton has been a leader in the infection biology of the tick-borne pathogen Anaplasma marginale.

     


    Dr. Kelly BraytonDr. Kelly Brayton

    Dean Slinker presented the 2010 Zoetis Award for Research to Dr. Kelly Brayton from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology. Dr. Brayton has been a leader in the infection biology of the tick-borne pathogen Anaplasma marginale.

     

    Dr. Kelly BraytonDr. Kelly Brayton

    Dean Slinker presented the 2010 Zoetis Award for Research to Dr. Kelly Brayton from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology. Dr. Brayton has been a leader in the infection biology of the tick-borne pathogen Anaplasma marginale.

     

    Dr. Kelly BraytonDr. Kelly Brayton

    Dean Slinker presented the 2010 Zoetis Award for Research to Dr. Kelly Brayton from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology. Dr. Brayton has been a leader in the infection biology of the tick-borne pathogen Anaplasma marginale.

     

    Dr. Kelly BraytonDr. Kelly Brayton

    Dean Slinker presented the 2010 Zoetis Award for Research to Dr. Kelly Brayton from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology. Dr. Brayton has been a leader in the infection biology of the tick-borne pathogen Anaplasma marginale.

     

    Dr. Kelly BraytonDr. Kelly Brayton

    Dean Slinker presented the 2010 Zoetis Award for Research to Dr. Kelly Brayton from the Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Pathology. Dr. Brayton has been a leader in the infection biology of the tick-borne pathogen Anaplasma marginale.

     



  • Zoetis Award for Research Excellence 2009



    Dr. David Rector
    Dr. David Rector

    Dean Slinker presented the 2009 Zoetis Award for Research to Dr. David Rector from the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology. Dr. Rector has been a leader in developing novel approaches for collecting brain cell activity with minimally invasive techniques.  He has applied these techniques to further the understanding of cortical states during sleep and wake, and in the function of the somatosensory cortex.

     




  • Zoetis Award for Research Excellence 2008



    Dr. Kathryn Meurs
    Dr. Kathryn Meurs

    Dr. Meurs received 2008 Zoetis award for her outstanding research contributions in familial cardiac disease, particularly cardiomyopathies.

     




  • Zoetis Award for Research Excellence 2007



    Dr. Thomas E. Besser
    Dr. Thomas E. Besser

    Dr. Besser was introduced by David Prieur and presented the Zoetis Award for Research Excellence plaque and check by Warwick Bayly on October 17, 2007. Jere Johnston of Zoetis attended the banquet.

    Dr. Besser was recognized for his long-term studies on the microbiology, epidemiology, and ecology of bacteria important in human food safety with an emphasis on E. coli, multi-drug resistant Salmonella enterica, and Campylobacter. He has had a very productive and well-extramurally funded research program in his 17 years as a faculty member. He has a dual appointment in the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and heads the NIH-funded Zoonosis Research Unit. He is a collaborative scientist and has published in concert with his collaborators over 130 scientific publications in high quality refereed journals.

     




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