Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Our mission is to benefit animal and human health through excellence in science and education.
VBS Sizzling Summer Science Spotlight-S4 Series Kick Off:Please mark your calendars for the third annual Sizzling Summer Science Spotlight (S4) series which is offered to all faculty and staff on Thursday mornings from 7/12-8/16.
Dr. Carol Cardona Receives 2018 Ranelius Award at MTGA Annual Meeting:Dr. Cardona, Pomeroy Chair in Avian Health is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Renelius Award.
Spring Semester 2018 CVM Graduate Course Highlights:VBS Faculty, Drs. Hinh Ly, Tim Johnson, Yinduo Ji, and Aaron Rendahl teach revised graduate course, CMB 8303 and two new courses, CMB 8571 and CMB/VMED 8910.
Mohan Liu: Zika Virus TransmissionThis movie illustrates how the Zika virus may be transmitted via mosquito between non-human primates. The virus was first isolated in 1947 from monkeys in Uganda.
Dr. Srirama Rao: White Blood Cell Enzyme Holds Key to Monitoring Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseThis could potentially lead to more reliable diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in dogs.Dr. Rao
Dr. James Mickelson: Improving Animal and Human Health and Well-BeingWe’re all mammals, we have genomes and the same number of base pair genes.Dr. Mickelson
Dr. Bruce Walcheck, Professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences was recently profiled in the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) July newsletter, Moca Messenger.
Dr. Irene Bueno Padilla, a PhD student in the VMED program and advised by Dr. Randy Singer, was invited as a subject matter expert to the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Meeting on Foodborne Antimicrobial Resistance: Role of Environment, Crops and Biocides that was held in Rome, Italy from June 11-15, 2018.
The paper, "Lesion f the OVLT markedly attenuates chronic deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA) salt hypertension in the rat," written by Dr. John Collister, Associate Professor in VBS will be published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, integrative, and comparative physiology.
Dr. Michael Murtaugh, Professor in VBS and Cheryl Dvorak, Researcher 6, published a paper in Virus Research Journal entitled, "Porcine circovirus 2 infection induces IFNβ expression through increased expression of genes involved in RIG-I and IRF7 signaling pathways."
The Skinner lab discovers immunotherapy product that targets virus-specific cells that may aid in a cure for HIV.
VBS Welcomes Newest Faculty Hires, Drs. Peter and Roxanne Larsen
Dr. Roxanne Larsen comes to VBS from the School of Medicine at Duke in Durham, North Carolina. She will be teaching Anatomy and Physiology and her teaching expertise also includes Neuroanatomy, Radiological Anatomy, Embryology, Microanatomy/Histology, and Biomechanics.