Dr. John Prescott

(MA, VetMB, PhD)

Dr. Prescott obtained a VetMB as well as a PhD from the University of Cambridge in England. He has worked since then at the Ontario Veterinary College as a bacteriologist. He is currently researching Clostridium perfringens, the cause of necrotic enteritis in broilers. In an effort to understand immunity to this infection, important immunogens have been identified which, when used to vaccinate chickens, have enhanced immunity in broilers. Work has also been done to characterize the unique features of the strains of C. perfringens involved in necrotic enteritis. Currently there are two research associates and one technician working in his laboratory, but has had numerous graduate students in the past. Some of Dr. Prescott's previous students have continued in research, while others are working in industry or in education. Outside Guelph, Dr. Prescott collaborates with the Scottish Agricultural College as well as Arizona State University and Iowa State University. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, the Canadian Poultry Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council are currently supporting his research. Click here to view Dr. Prescott's webpage. Publications


Posted in RT Antimicrobial Resistance, RT Diseases (modeling, prevention and investigation), RT Vaccine Development and Testing, RT Zoonoses and Food Safety, Team Members.