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Welcome to Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory Partnering Webpage!   

The Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory (ADOL) formerly known as the Regional Poultry Research Laboratory was established as a result of joint efforts by the Agricultural Experiment Stations of the Northeastern and North Central States and USDA. Since its establishment on August 8, 1939, the ADOL has always provided the necessary leadership in solving problems in neoplastic and other viral diseases of poultry.


A photo taken on August 8, 1939 at the dedication of ADOL, formerly known as Regional Poultry Research Laboratory.

A photo taken in 1950 when ADOL was part of USDA-Bureau of Animal Industries.






The mission of the Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory (ADOL) is to provide leadership in solving current and future problems in neoplastic and other viral diseases of poultry using basic and applied multidisciplinary, team approaches thereby benefiting the poultry industry and consumers.

Implicit in this statement is our desire and need to interact with our customers (e.g., poultry breeding industry, vaccine companies) and collaborate with other institutions to achieve our goals.


Through Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs), grants, Material Transfer Agreements, and other formal and informal arrangements, ADOL is working actively with the following groups:



·         Aviagen

·         Cobb Vantress

·         Hy-Line International

·         Nutreco


Universities and Academic Institutions

·         Animal Health Service Institute, The Netherlands

·         Beijing Genome Institute

·         City of Hope, Duarte, CA

·         Cornell U.

·         Informatics Institute, New Jersey

·         Institute for Animal Health, Compton, UK

·         Iowa State U.

·         Kimron Veterinary Institute, Israel

·         Michigan State U.

·         Purdue U.

·         South China Agriculture U. 

·         U. of Arkansas

·         U. of Californiaat Davis

·         U. of Delaware

·         U. of Maryland

·         U. of Ukraine

·         USDA, ARS, Southeast Poultry Regional Laboratory

·         Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI

·         Veterinary Medical Research Institute of the HungarianAcademyof Sciences

·         Wageningen Agricultural U., The Netherlands


For more information on how we can partner with you, please contact us.

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Last Modified: 7/2/2014