Rüdiger Hauck, PhD

Associate Professor

Rüdiger Hauck Photo


Department of Pathobiology

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



Freie Universität Berlin, Habilitation, 2012
Freie Universität Berlin, 2006
PhD, Freie Universität Berlin, 2002



Dr. Rüdiger Hauck studied veterinary medicine at the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. Following graduation in 2002, he completed his Ph.D. thesis on the integration of reticuloendotheliosis virus into the genome of fowlpox virus.

Between 2006 and 2016 he held several postdoctoral positions:  the University of Georgia, the Institute of Poultry Diseases of the Freie Universität in Berlin, the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, and the University of California, Davis. During that time he worked with a number of different viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens of poultry, including Avian Influenza, Ornithobacterium tracheale, Clostridium spp., Salmonella and Histomonas meleagridis.

In 2017, Dr. Hauck was named an assistant professor at Auburn University with a shared appointment in the Department of Poultry Science and the Department of Pathobiology.

Research Interests


Dr. Hauck is interested in intestinal health of poultry, especially coccidian and other parasites as well as Clostridia. His research aims at understanding the molecular basis of their pathogenicity and using this knowledge in practical ways to prevent disease.