On the UD Newark campus, faculty, professionals, and graduate students work in the Charles C. Allen Biotechnology Laboratory, George M. Worrilow Hall, and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute to improve our understanding of poultry diseases. Research spans a wide continuum from applied disease trials to genomics-based efforts. Research has led to the development of vaccines and applied management practices to control many economically important diseases.
The Lasher Laboratory, located in the heart of the poultry industry, is the University’s poultry diagnostic facility at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. The Lasher Laboratory provides time-sensitive diagnostic services to the industry on a daily basis and helps to implement research findings. Veterinary diagnosticians and staff keep poultry health officials apprised of emerging diseases. These include researchers and experts in industry, state and federal agencies.
The Jones-Hamilton Poultry House at the Carvel Center is a fully instrumented production facility used to conduct research on poultry health, nutrition, and management under commercial conditions.