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The Avian Disease & Oncology Laboratory (ADOL) in East Lansing, MI has combined with the Endemic Poultry Viral Diseases research unit at SEPRL in Athens, GA. Physical relocation is in progress and expected to be completed in 2024.
The mission of the Endemic Poultry Viral Diseases Research Unit is to provide leadership and solutions for prevention and control of endemic poultry viruses using basic and applied approaches to benefit the poultry industry and consumers.
We moved into our new office and BSL-2 laboratories in November 2021. ABSL-3 animal facilities are expected to open in 2022, followed by ABSL-2 animal facilities in 2024.
We combine a focus on host genetics with neoplastic and production-associated viruses, including Marek’s disease virus, infectious laryngotracheitis virus, infectious bursal disease virus, and reovirus.
Based on availability, ADOL will provide fertile eggs from its SPF duck and chicken lines to researchers and diagnosticians at other laboratories. For further information, contact email@example.com
Established in 1939, ADOL has a long history of supporting the poultry industry in the control disease caused by avian tumor viruses. Click on the image to view history written by retired ADOL director, Dr. Richard Witter.
Our mission at the Endemic Poultry Viral Disese Research Unit is to conduct basic and applied research on avian metapneumovirus, enteric viruses of turkeys and Marek's disease herpesvirus. The goal of our research program is to produce new research knowledge and technology to: 1) provide science-based solutions to minimize productivity and economic losses from domestic poultry diseases; 2) determine through molecular epidemiology the source for disease outbreaks; 3) determine biological and molecular virulence characteristics of these viruses with the goal of minimizing their impact; 4) develop practical and improved diagnostic tools; 5) develop or improve vaccines and vaccine delivery methods; 6) determine the role of immunity during infections; 7) determine the effects of secondary infections on the development of disease; 8) develop engineering systems for reducing transmission and development of disease.
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