Dr. Joseph Giambrone


Poultry Department


I am a married father of 2 grown children. I enjoy my life as a spouse, father, college professor, and outdoors man. I enjoy travel, gardening, and exercising at the local health club with friends.I relax with yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and hypnotherapy. I guess I am a new age progressive person, that likes to keep up with the latest techniques in maintaining physical, mental, and emotional well being.


1977 Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology, University of Georgia
1974 M.S. in Animal & Poultry Science, University of Delaware
1972 B.S. in Animal & Poultry Science, University of Delaware

Professional Experience

Present Professor Department of Poultry Science
1984-1990 Associate Professor Department of Poultry Science
1977-1983 Assistant Professor Department of Poultry Science

honors and awards

President of Southern Conference of Avian Diseases, 2018
Section Editor for Journal of Applied Poultry Research, 2005
Associate Editor for Journal of Virological Methods, 1998
Agricultural Experiment Station Director’s Senior Research Award, 2003
National Broiler Association Research Award, 1992
Poultry Science Association Research Award, 1986
Special Commendation from Southeastern Poultry and Egg Association for research on a competitive grant, 1985
Agricultural Experiment Station Director’s Junior Research Award, 1984
Served as Session Chairman for the following scientific societal meetings:
-Southern Conference on Avian Diseases, American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, American
-Association of Avian Pathologists, Poultry Science Association Meeting, and World Veterinary Poultry Science Association

Professional affiliations

Alabama Poultry and Egg Association
American Association of Avian Pathologists
Poultry Science Association
Southern Conference of Avian Diseases
World Poultry Science Association
World Veterinary Poultry Science Association

Joseph J. Giambrone earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware in 1972 and a Master’s degree in 1974 from the same institution. In 1977 he completed a Ph.D. degree from the University of Georgia in Microbiology. In the same year he was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Poultry Science Department at Auburn University. In 1980 he became an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of the Microbiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He was appointed a member of the Graduate Faculty and Associate Professor with tenure in 1983. He served as a visiting scientist for 6 months at the CSIRO Division of Animal Health, Parkville, Australia in 1987. In 1989 he was appointed to Full Professor. In 1993 he was a visiting scientist in the Animal Health Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt for a month. In 1996 and again in 1997, he was a visiting scientist for 1 month in the China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. Since coming to Auburn, Dr.Giambrone has been involved in teaching, research, and extension in the area of Poultry Health. Dr. Giambrone teaches an undergraduate and graduate course in Poultry Health, and a graduate course in Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Virology. He has directed numerous undergraduate and graduate students’ research, who have gone on to careers in Laboratory Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical Laboratory research, and Academics. Dr. Giambrone developed the first CD ROM in Poultry Health and Diseases, which is available from Elsevier, Inc. (www.elsint.com).

courses taught

POUL 5080 Introduction to Poultry Health, spring semester, 3 credit hours, 9 students
POUL 5083 Introduction to Poultry Health, on-line distance ed course, summer, 3 credit hours unltd students
POUL 6080 Introduction to Poultry Health, spring semester, 3 credit hours, 1 students