The Animal Science Lab renovation is now complete, after more than a year of planning and four months of work. The Animal Pathology and Physiology Lab has relocated to the second floor of Wing B and is the new Animal Research and Diagnostic Laboratory. With the assistance of the Facilities Planning and Design Unit (FPDU) and Physical Plant Department (PPD) at AUB, the new Lab uses a better space design to increase the useful area by around 25%. The Lab constitutes a vital facility to support teaching, research, and services in several fields of animal sciences, including pathology, physiology, nutrition, and biotechnology.
To this end, the lab adopts recent biochemical, serological, and molecular methods to provide professionals with information for disease screening and diagnosis, and monitoring animal health status, physiology, and performance. These methods include, but are not limited to ELISA, Immunofluorescence, Western Immunoblotting, PCR, automated hematology and blood chemistry determination, and automated biochemical identification of etiologic agents. The new lab fortunately survived the August 4th Beirut seaport blast with almost no damage. As part of the FAFS fund raising and naming strategy, the lab will be listed as a naming opportunity for potential donors.