The Michigan State University-Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory (MSU-AAHL) is a regional entity devoted to the research of infectious and noninfectious diseases of aquatic animals, particularly those affecting fish of the Laurentian Great Lakes Basin. The MSU-AAHL, which is interdepartmental within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources) and the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (College of Veterinary Medicine), also offers a variety of diagnostic and health certification services for publicly and privately managed aquatic animal facilities.

Group Lab Aquatic

MSU courses

  • Principles of Fish and Wildlife Disease and Laboratory (FW423 & FW423L)
  • Aquatic Animal Medicine Clerkship (PDI636)


The Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory is located on the third floor of the Food Safety and Toxicology Building at Michigan State University, with extensive wet-lab space in the MSU Research Containment Facility.