Avian Biotechnology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Applications are invited from exceptional students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. degree in avian biotechnology. Our common research theme is to improve the wellbeing of poultry through the prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases, genetic manipulation, improved nutrition, environment, and reproductive capacity. Graduate students will be located in one of the following departments in either the College of Veterinary Medicine or the College of Agriculture:

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Animal Sciences
  • Food Sciences
  • USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Unit

Following a sequential rotation through several research laboratories of their choice, the students will then select one of the following individuals listed below as their major professor.

Faculty Member and Area of Expertise:

Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Tsang Long Lin, Pathology

 Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine

  • A. Mahdi Saeed, Microbiology/Epidemiology

 Basic Medical Sciences

  • Eli Asem, Reproductive Physiology
  • Kevin Hannon, Growth/Developmental Biology

 Animal Sciences

  • Patricia Y. Hester, Physiology
  • William Muir, Genomics

For more information: contact Dr. P.Y. Hester.

Department of Animal Sciences, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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