Jack Gelb, Jr., Ph.D.


  • Avian Virology – Infectious Bronchitis Virus, Avian Influenza Virus, Newcastle Disease Virus, Infectious Bursal Disease Virus
Recent Publications

Spackman, Erica, Jack Gelb, Lauren Preskenis, Brian Ladman, Conrad Pope, Mary Pantin-Jackwood and Enid McKinley. The pathogenesis of low pathogenicity H7 avian influenza viruses in chickens, ducks and turkeys. Virology Journal 7:331 doi:10.1186/1743-422X-7-331. 2010.

Dumas, M.D., S. W. Polson, D. Ritter, J. Ravel, J. Gelb, Jr, R. Morgan, and K. Eric Wommack. Impacts of poultry house environment on poultry litter bacterial community composition. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24785. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024785. 2011.

Gelb J., Jr., D. J. Jackwood, E. Mundt, C. R. Pope, R. Hein, G. Slacum, J. M. Harris, B. S. Ladman, P. Lynch, D. A. Bautista, J. M. Ruano, and M. M. Troeber. Characterization of infectious bursal disease viruses isolated in 2007 from Delmarva commercial broiler chickens. Avian Diseases. 56:82-89. 2012.

Ladman, B. S., Spackman, E., Gelb, J., Jr.  Comparison of pooling eleven or five oropharyngeal swabbings for detecting avian influenza virus by real-time RT-PCR in broiler chickens. Avian Diseases 56:227-229. 2012.

Gelb, Jack, Jr., Brian S. Ladman, Conrad R. Pope, J. Miguel Ruano, Erin M. Brannick, Daniel A. Bautista, Colleen M. Coughlin, and Lauren A. Preskenis. Characterization of nephropathogenic infectious bronchitis virus DMV/1639/11 recovered from Delmarva broiler chickens in 2011. Avian Diseases 57:65-70. 2013.

Maughan, Michele N., Lorna S. Dougherty, Lauren A. Preskenis, Brian S. Ladman, Jack Gelb, Jr, Erica Spackman and Calvin L. Keeler, Jr.  Transcriptional analysis of the innate immune response of ducks to different species-of-origin low pathogenic H7 avian influenza viruses. Virology Journal. 2013 Mar 23;10:94. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-10-94.

Parthiban, M., K. Manimaran, S. Xiao, B. Nayak, A. Paldurai, S. Kim, B. S. Ladman, L. A. Preskenis, J. Gelb Jr., P. L. Collins and S. K Samal.  Complete genome sequence of an avian paramyxovirus type 4 from North America reveals a shorter genome and new genotype.  Genome Announcements (genome A).  January/February 2013 vol. 1 no. 1 e00075-12.

Spackman E, J. C. Pedersen, E. T. McKinley, and J. Gelb, Jr. Optimal specimen collection and transport methods for the detection of avian influenza virus and Newcastle disease virus. BMC Vet Res. 2013 Feb 22;9:35. doi: 10.1186/1746-6148-9-35.


Contact Information
Jack Gelb, Jr., Ph.D.

Avian Virology

Animal and Food Sciences
044 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2524
Fax number: (302) 831-2822
Email: jgelb@udel.edu