Jacksonville’s Turner Scientific Funds Grant to Promote Animal Welfare and Improve Research

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Amber L. Southwell is the recipient of the 2022 Sensory Sentinel Grant from Turner Scientific of Jacksonville to promote animal welfare and research enhancement.

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A Jacksonville company that is a leading consultant in environmental control of animal research facilities has funded a grant to promote animal welfare and improved research.

Turner Scientific has chosen Amber L. Southwell to receive its 2022 Sensory Sentinel Fellowship. Southwell holds several positions in neuroscience, including as co-director of the Central Florida Center for Huntington’s Disease, as an assistant professor at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida and as director of the Rodent Behavior Center at the University of Central Florida. Florida Health Sciences in Orlando.


It will benefit from a Sensory Sentinel and a consultation on its installation, its use and the interpretation of the data. The device was introduced in October 2020 and measures noise, temperature, humidity and other conditions in animal rooms and cages. This allows scientific researchers and animal facility managers to identify and reduce harmful and excessive levels of environmental conditions.

“We offer the Sensory Sentinel primarily to protect animal welfare and increase the validity of research generated by leading scientists,” according to Turner Scientific founder Jeremy Turner. “Dr. Southwell’s (Huntington’s disease) research is leading to life-saving breakthroughs, and we are extremely proud to support this work.”

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