The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences was formed in 1997 through the merger of the Animal Science, Dairy Science and Poultry Science Departments. Animal science is the study of domesticated animals used for food, biomedical research and leisure. Our department fulfills a tripartite mission of research, teaching, and extension. Departmental research programs are focused in four areas:
Tyler Frankel, grad student in Dr. Orlando’s lab, was awarded 1st place for his poster presentation at the meeting of the Chesapeake Potomac Regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Dr. Iqbal Hamza received a NIH/NIAID funded Phase I STTR grant for $702,315 for two years. Dr. Hamza is the PI of the STTR grant and was submitted through his start-up company Rakta Therapeutics, Inc and in collaboration with UM Baltimore.
Four team members of the Maryland 4-H Dairy Judging team had the opportunity to travel to UK and Ireland for the international dairy judging experience.
Committed to offering exemplary teaching programs.
Conducting internationally renowned research.
Coordinating outstanding extension/outreach efforts.
Engaging individuals, groups, and communities to improve quality of life in Maryland and beyond.