Aly Fadly

  • Born: 1941 (Egypt)
  • Inducted: 2015
Born in Cairo, Egypt, Aly Fadly obtained his veterinary degree in 1964 from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. He completed his MSc and PhD degrees at the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Purdue University, Indiana, USA in 1973 and 1975, respectively. In 1994 he became a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

From 1975 through 1976, he worked as Assistant Professor of poultry diseases at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University. In 1976, he joined the research team at USDA-ARS Avian Disease and Oncology Laboratory (ADOL) in East Lansing, Michigan; since 1998 he has been serving as the Research Leader and Laboratory Director of USDA-ARS-ADOL.

During the last 38 years, his research program at the USDA-ARS-ADOL has been focused on diagnosis, immunopathogenesis, epidemiology and control of two groups of avian retroviruses, avian leukosis and reticuloendotheliosis viruses. During his career, Dr Fadly authored or co-authored 219 publications including 138 peer-reviewed journals articles; two patents, 22 book chapters and 57 conference proceedings. Dr Fadly is considered a national and international expert in the area of retrovirus-induced diseases of poultry.

He has given numerous national and international invited talks including keynote talks in several countries around the world. He has also received a number of awards for his contributions to the understanding of avian retrovirus-induced diseases including two best paper awards in the international journal, Avian Diseases, the Upjohn Achievement Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists for distinguished contributions to Avian Medicine, and the Excellence in Poultry Research Award given by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health. Dr Fadly is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation at Michigan State University. In addition he served as an Associate Editor of the 11th (2003) and 12th (2008) editions of the textbook, Diseases of Poultry. He also served as an Expert Consultant for the United Nations IAEA, FAO, and US AID; currently, he serves as an OIE Reference Laboratory expert.

Outside work, he has a keen interest in politics and in sport. He survives through his family and friends.

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