Our programs cover a wide range of scientific disciplines that support the safe and economical production of domestic livestock animals and quality foods, as well as the care, health, and use of companion animals. In the field of animal science, disciplines include virology, physiology, nutrition, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, engineering, biochemistry, genomics and animal management. In food science, we cover the disciplines of food safety (microbiology), chemistry and engineering, as well as the culinary aspects of food.

Our research addresses contemporary and future scientific challenges using cutting-edge technologies. Our goal is to assist and support stakeholders in the poultry, livestock and food industries.

Where high quality programs intersect with a dynamic living/learning laboratory — a 350-acre working farm!

Where high quality programs intersect with a dynamic living/learning laboratory — a 350-acre working farm!

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UD alumna Michele Maughan conducts research with military working dogs: youtube.com/watch?v=ET8psP4EXr4

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Faculty Spotlight

Yihang Li Assistant Professor of Animal Nutrition and GI Physiology

Dr. Li evaluates gastrointestinal (GI) health by nutrient transport capacity and barrier integrity, which plays a critical role in modern animal industry that is centered in optimizing feed efficiency and enhancing disease prevention.

Latest news

  • From college to career

    May 27, 2022 | Written by Amy Wolf
    Adelle Shealy, a senior food science major, received three full-time job offers before graduating and will begin work as an assistant scientist at MycoTechnology in June.
  • Leading like a Blue Hen

    May 25, 2022 | Written by Artika Casini
    Retiring Provost Robin Morgan reflects on her 37-year UD career. And when recruiting professors to UD, Morgan shares her story. “I tell them one person can make a difference,” she says. “One young scientist can come here and make a difference. There are many similar stories here at UD. I’m not unique.”
  • Ag Day Returns

    April 22, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host its signature community event — Ag Day — on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Townsend Hall on UD’s South Campus in Newark.

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