Department of Poultry Science Welcomes Yuhua and Morgan Farnell

Drs. Yuhua and Morgan Farnell

Drs. Yuhua and Morgan Farnell

Over the course of the summer, the Department of Poultry Science was honored to welcome Drs. Yuhua and Morgan Farnell back to Texas A&M University to join our departmental faculty.

Dr. Yuhua Farnell:

Dr. Yuhua Farnell joined the POSC faculty on August 1, 2016 as an Instructional Assistant Professor.  In this position, she will serve as instructor of record for POSC 308-Avian Anatomy and Physiology, POSC 609-Avian Physiology, and one section of ANSC 481-Senior Seminar.  Yuhua is also developing a new techniques oriented graduate course that should be beneficial for POSC, ANSC, and FSTC graduate students.  This course will be offered initially during the Spring semester of 2017.  Dr. Farnell also has a minor research appointment and she intends to pursue her interests in molecular neurobiology, exosomes, and circadian clocks.  Prior to her transition to Texas A&M University, she served on the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University.  Dr. Farnell received he PhD in Genetics from the Animal Science Department at Texas A&M University in 2002.

Dr. Morgan Farnell:

Dr. Morgan Farnell returned the POSC faculty on June 1, 2016 as an Associate Professor of Poultry Microbiology, having previously been a faculty member here between 2005 and 2013.  When he left Texas A&M in 2013, he served as Associate Professor and Poultry Extension Program Leader for the department.  For the past three years, Dr. Farnell was a faculty member in the Department of Poultry Science at Mississippi State.  Dr. Farnell’s research interests / expertise include rapid response strategies to emerging reportable diseases (exotic Newcastle Disease or high path Avian Influenza), development of humane methods of euthanasia of commercial poultry, and evaluation of the host immune response to pathogen challenge.  Dr. Farnell will serve as instructor of record for POSC 302-Avian Science Laboratory and POSC 649—Immunology.  Dr. Farnell received his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology from Texas A&M University in 2003.

Please join us in welcoming Yuhua and Morgan back to Texas A&M!

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