Areas of Research

Our faculty members are dedicated to enriching the lives of students and members of our community with their expertise in Poultry and Food Science. From biosecurity practices on the farm, to poultry production that ensures a safe food supply, we cover it all here. Click on the grey bars below to explore our areas of research and the excellent faculty members associated with each area.

Poultry Science

Wallace D. Berry
Associate Professor
260 Lem Morrison Drive
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2607

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Avian physiology, Reproductive physiology, 
Broiler breeder management, and Artificial Incubation

 

 

Joseph Giambrone, Auburn University Poultry Science Professor
Joseph J. Giambrone
Professor
260 Lem Morrison Drive
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2642

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Viral disease control and prevention, 
Development and testing of new vaccines
and diagnostic tests using the latest molecular
biological techniques

*Dr. Giambrone is no longer accepting graduate students.

 

Ken Macklin
Extension Specialist & Professor
260 Lem Morrison Drive
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-4225

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Farm food safety, Bacterial disease control and prevention, 
Parasite control and prevention in poultry

 

 

Jessica D. Starkey
Assistant Professor
202-C Poultry Science Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2790

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Poultry Physiology and
Nutritional Skeletal Muscle Growth Biology

 

Joseph B. Hess
Extension Specialist/ Professor
302C Poultry Science Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2611

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Broiler nutrition, Litter management

 

 

William A. Dozier
Professor
302E Poultry Science Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-8477

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Poultry Nutrition

 

Wilmer Pacheco
Extension Specialist & Asst. Professor
302D Poultry Science Building
Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-2627

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:  

Feed Milling, Extension

 

Sacit F. Bilgili
Extension Specialist Professor
260 Lem Morrison Drive
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-2612

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Broiler slaughter and processing technology,
Poultry health and condemnations, 
Meat inspection, Carcass quality and yield, 
Product safety and shelf-life

Food Science

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Leonard N. Bell
Professor, Food Science Program Coordinator
Poultry Science Building 301H
Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-3272

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Food chemical stability, High intensity sweeteners

 

Tung-Shi Huang
Professor
301D Poultry Science Building
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-3290

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Food microbiology/food safety, 
Rapid detection methods of food-borne pathogens, 
Disinfection strategies (e.g., natural food antimicrobials, chlorine dioxide)

 

Emefa Monu
Assistant Professor - Food Science
301-C Poultry Science Building
Auburn, AL 36849
334-844-2599

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Intervention methods against foodborne pathogens
Natural food antimicrobials
Reducing spoilage microorganisms in food

 

Jean Weese
Professor
260 Lem Morrison Drive
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-3269

RESEARCH SPECIALITIES:

Food safety extension, Entrepreneurial food processing