Kellye Joiner, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor

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Department of Pathobiology

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



PhD, Auburn University, 2006
DVM, Auburn University, 1998
Western Kentucky University, 1994



Kellye Joiner performed undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University from 1991 to 1994. Professional studies to earn a D.V.M. were performed at Auburn University from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Joiner subsequently enrolled in the combined Anatomic Pathology residency program and Biomedical Sciences graduate program, and earned a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences in 2006 with an emphasis in avian major histocompatibility complex mediated disease resistance and/or susceptibility. Dr. Joiner is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology where she provides Anatomic Pathology diagnostic services, is engaged in didactic teaching throughout the professional veterinary curriculum and performs primary and collaborative research focusing on the pathology infectious diseases in food animals.

Research Interests


Dr. Joiner’s research focuses on genetic resistance or susceptibility to several common poultry diseases, including bacterial skeletal disease complex, chicken infectious anemia and infectious bronchitis. Dr. Joiner is currently involved in collaborative efforts investigating the pathogenesis of infectious bronchitis virus in commercial chickens and studies investigating myofiber development in high yield commercial broiler chickens. Dr. Joiner is also a contributing member of a collaborative group at the College of Veterinary Medicine investigating infectious reproductive diseases of cattle.