Faculty Working in this Area

Animal Diagnostic researchers working in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Pathologist


Areas of Expertise:
  • Veterinary Forensic Pathology
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator


Areas of Expertise:
  • Emphasis on diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry, waterfowl, gamebirds.
  • Board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Pathologist


  • Director, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


Areas of Expertise:
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • New and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Professor
  • Veterinary Microbiologist
  • Section Head, Microbiology Section, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL)


Areas of Expertise:
  • Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases and emergence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria.
  • Clinical Associate Professor and Section Head
  • Mammalian Virology,Immunology
  • and Avian Influenza


Areas of Expertise:
  • Diagnostic Virology & Serology
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
  • Negative strand RNA viruses
  • Avian and Mammalian influenza
  • Immune responses to viruses
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Quantitative-omics approach to virus-host interactions
  • Clinical Professor
  • Avian Virologist
  • Section Head, Avian Virology, ADL


Areas of Expertise:
  • Avian Virology- Isolation/Identification of Various Avian Viruses
  • Animal Models for Pathogenicity and Vaccine-Challenge Studies
  • Avian Influenza Virus Monoclonal Antibodies & Assays Development
  • Avian Reovirus Genotyping and Full Genomic Characterizations
  • NGS-Next Generation Sequencing in Diagnostic Virology
  • Molecular & Monoclonal-based Virology Assays Development
  • Biosensor and Nanotechnology Assays in Virus Detection
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator


Areas of Expertise:
  • Biosecurity and disease prevention in backyard and small commercial Flocks
  • Poultry diseases and management interactions
  • Avian toxicology
  • Diseases of game birds,pigeons, exotic and pet birds
  • Poultry Handling and Transportation Animal Welfare