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The ISU VDL Serology Laboratories perform in excess of 550,000 antibody assays per year.

Results from these assays are used to:

  • monitor herd health for day-to-day production companies
  • assure flock health for poultry companies
  • qualify animals for international sales
  • assist veterinarians in their diagnostic approaches for companion animals
  • build methods for continuous improvement of assay performance
  • facilitate business decisions in livestock enterprises
  • train veterinary students in assay interpretation
Our research and development team members:
  • collaborate with other universities and stakeholders
  • discover new specimens for detecting antibodies
  • validate of new veterinary assays or assay platforms
  • assist clients in sampling methods
  • provide technical support for the serologic assays
  • create new diagnostic approaches
  • develop improved methods for sample handling

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Dr. David Baum
Section Leader



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Dr. David Baum, 
     Section Leader

Dr. Tanja Opriessnig
Dr. Luis Gimenez-Lirola
Suzanne Block
Patrick Emge 
Theresa Gard
Sheila Heinen
Erin Kalkwarf
Ronaldo Magtoto
Viena Magtoto
Nancy Nelson
Sheila Norris
Denise Pottorff
Luciana Sarmento
Liying Tian
Nancy Upchurch
Alison Whitaker
Bruce Schuller