The Meadow Brook Farm Animal Chair was created with a $2 million endowment from the Matilda R. Wilson Fund. The purpose of the endowed chair is to carry on one of Matilda Wilson's lifetime goals—to enhance and ensure the health, nutrition, and well-being of farm animals. The Chair's focus is to conduct large animal food and nutritional research and teaching.
Meadow Brook Immunology Laboratory
Research at the Laboratory has focused on developing solutions to control mastitis in dairy cattle through investigation of the interaction between nutrition and immunology during times of increased susceptibility to disease. The Laboratory's work has generated an understanding of why cows succumb to mastitis, and has provided scientists and dairy producers a clear understanding of therapeutic targets to pursue.