The Nathan R. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for outstanding lifelong contributions to the improvement of care, quality, and environment of animals used in biologic and medical research.


The Nathan R. Brewer Award was established in 1994 in honor of Nathan R. Brewer, DVM, PhD, first AALAS President and a founding father of AALAS. Dr. Brewer was the first recipient of the award, which was presented to him at the 45th AALAS National Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.

Nomination Eligibility:

Nominees have significant, consistent dedication to, and focus on, laboratory animal science and AALAS. Nathan R. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form 


  1. Current member of National AALAS.
  2. Demonstrated distinguished lengthy career in field of laboratory animal science (minimum of 20 years).
  3. Demonstrated leadership and accomplishments that have contributed to improvements in laboratory animal science and welfare.
  4. Examples include publications, presentations and/or innovations, which help expand the laboratory animal knowledge base and contribute to improved quality of research animals; development of special techniques, products or services to enhance laboratory animal care; promotion of improved standards through training; involvement in public outreach / education.

Successful candidates will have:

  1. At least 20 years working in laboratory animal science.
  2. Active or past participation in local or National AALAS through participation on committees or in leadership roles.

Award Details:

Plaque and a $3,000 honorarium.