My research focuses on the application of genomic resources for collaborative functional investigations in muscle physiology, immunology and toxicology. One project includes a comprehensive approach to investigate turkey muscle development and function as it relates to meat quality/production in the context of climate change (thermal challenge). A second project uses RNA-seq to better understand the metabolic and immunological responses of turkey to probiotic and aflatoxin exposure. This studies are aimed at mitigating the effects of mycotoxin contaminants in feed which are of global concern in agriculture. A third focus is host response of commercial turkeys to alteration of intestinal microbiota and probiotics. Finally, we continue to be involved in efforts to improve the genomic resources for poultry and understanding of the turkey major histocompatibility complex (MHC).