Jack Gelb, Jr. is Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware. Dr. Gelb received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He has been on the faculty at the University of Delaware since 1979. His research and outreach activities focus on avian influenza and other respiratory viruses of poultry and birds. Dr. Gelb coordinates the avian disease diagnostic activities at the University on the Newark and Georgetown campuses. He works closely with the agricultural sector and government agencies in the State of Delaware and the Delmarva region. In addition, Dr. Gelb works with organizations and government agencies nationally and internationally in the areas of avian and poultry health.