The Poultry Research Unit addresses research problems with a multi‑disciplinary team approach. This team includes scientists with training in veterinary medicine, poultry physiology, poultry management, poultry nutrition, molecular biology, immunology, agricultural engineering, and animal behavior (ethology). Technicians within the research unit are primarily trained in the biological sciences; however, expertise in data management, statistics, electronics, and refrigeration is also present.
Scientists and Support Disciplines in the Crop Science Research Laboratory come from many different disciplines. Some of these are: Research Agronomist - most research is in cotton and corn. Research Geneticist - Most research is in cotton and corn. Research Electronics Engineer - Works in the area of precision agriculture. Chemical Engineer – works in waste management. Research Entomologist - Works in pest management/ precision agriculture. Research Plant Pathologist - Works in the waste management area. Computer Specialists - Supports all research programs in the laboratory. Biological Science Technicians - Works closely and sometimes independently with scientists and other support personnel doing laboratory and field experiments.