Brake, John T

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
919-515-2625 fax
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Dr. John T. Brake grew up on a small farm in eastern North Carolina and graduated with highest honors from NC State University at Raleigh in 1974 with a double major in the Science options of Poultry Science and Animal Science and completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in Physiology with significant coursework in Biochemistry and Nutrition in 1977. He presently serves as William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Poultry Science, Physiology, and Nutrition in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science at NC State University. Dr. Brake has published over 1000 scientific, technical, proceedings, abstracts, and popular articles that have been translated into over 10 languages. He has given over 400 presentations and/or consulted in over 40 countries. He has received from NC State University the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award, an Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, an Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award, the Faculty Resource Development Award for his outstanding fund-raising efforts, and the Global Engagement Award for his extensive international activities. He also received the Broiler Research Award and the Merck Award for Achievement in Poultry Science from the Poultry Science Association. He was named a Fellow in the Poultry Science Association in 2006. The latter two awards are generally considered to be the highest honors given by the Poultry Science Association. Dr. Brake works with all facets of poultry production from grandparents to processing.He has developed and managed a truly singular vertically integrated broiler research program based at his academic institution for many years. However, he is best known for his special expertise in feed milling, induced molting of commercial layers, management and nutrition of broiler breeders, and hatchery management.

  Animal Feed and Nutrition | Animal Physiology | Animal Reproduction
Country(s) of experience:
  Argentina | Australia | Bahamas | Bangladesh | Barbados | Belgium | Bolivia | Canada | Chile | China-Peoples Rep | Colombia | Costa Rica | Ecuador | Egypt | El Salvador | France | Germany | Guatemala | Honduras | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Israel | Italy | Japan | Jordan | Malaysia | Mexico | Myanmar | Namibia | Nepal | Netherlands | New Zealand | Panama | Peru | Philippines | Portugal | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | South Africa | Spain | Swaziland | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | Thailand | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | United Kingdom | Uruguay | Venezuela | Vietnam | Zimbabwe
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Speaker at an international conference | Other international activities | International consultant | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
  Incubation and Epigenetics
01/01/2008 - 01/01/2012
Funding Agency/Sponsor:
Institutional Partner: Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Israel | Ankara University, Turkey
  Hot Weather Nutrition of Broilers
01/01/1998 - 12/31/2004
Funding Agency/Sponsor:
Institutional Partner: University of Sydney, Australia