The Lasher Laboratory is a Biosafety Level 2 Lab located at the Elbert N. & Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown, Delaware.
Lasher Lab serves as the primary poultry diagnostic laboratory for the State of Delaware’s $3.2 billion poultry industry. Due to the geographical location of Lasher Laboratory, the lab can respond quickly and efficiently to poultry disease diagnosis and outreach activities. The lab provides rapid and comprehensive diagnostic services to the commercial poultry industry as well as owners of small non-commercial hobby and backyard flocks. Lasher Lab assists the poultry industry with applied research as well as the community with outreach. The lab is staffed with five full-time technicians, one support staff, one quality manager, and one veterinarian.
In addition to the diagnostic and surveillance services, Lasher provides our scientists in Newark with information on what is happening in the industry in real time,” Rieger said. “Without it we wouldn’t have a continuum between the basic ideas that are being researched in Newark and the practical, on the ground, real time problems that are occurring out in the industry, so it is incredibly important.Former Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources