ARS Recognises Pig Health Researchers

by 5m Editor
16 June 2011, at 11:12pm

US - USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has announced several awards this week and honoured two researchers working in the field of pig health.

The ARS of the ARS has this week recognised a number of Area Senior Research Scientists.

Among those honoured is Joan K. Lunney at ARS Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, for her significant research contributions and international leadership in determining protective immune mechanisms and genetic resistance for infectious pathogens important to the US swine industry.

above: Joan K. Lunney
below: Amy L. Vincent

ARS has also recognised outstanding 'early career scientists', including Amy L. Vincent of the ARS Virus and Prion Diseases Research Unit in Ames, Iowa, for swine influenza virus pathogenesis, transmission and vaccine research supporting the US swine industry.

Among those being honoured for 'superior technology transfer achievements' is the H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Veterinary Team for rapid response to H1N1 pandemic influenza by timely development and transfer of diagnostic tests for veterinary specimens. The team includes David Suarez and Erica Spackman (ARS Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Athens, Georgia) and Beverly Schmitt, Sabrina Swenson, Mary Lea Killian, Janice Pedersen, Leo Koster and Melinda Jenkins-Moore, all of the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa.

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