Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Our mission is to benefit animal and human health through excellence in science and education.
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
Michael Rahe: Identifying memory B cell in pigsMike’s thesis project focuses on the identification, and characterization of the memory B cell in pigs.
VBS2032, General Microbiology: Petri Dish ArtUsing fine sterile picks, students carefully dabbed small amounts of the bacterial “paint” to inoculate - paint each dish.
While Tim O’Brien, DVM, PhD, and his team aren’t the first to develop lab-made brain organoids–known as “mini-brains”–they are the first to discover a high-yielding and efficient way to construct them.
A College of Veterinary Medicine professor and division head of Comparative Pathology in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, O’Brien hoped that by exposing induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells to a hydrogel, he and his team could grow the IPS cells in 3-D.
Sarah Neuser, ’19, began her work as president-elect of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) in March 2017. She will move into the presidency following the induction ceremony in Philadelphia on March 17.
SAVMA aims to support, empower, and inspire all veterinary students in improving their lives, education, and career.
The paper, "Role of afferent and efferent renal nerves in the development of Angll-salt hypertension in rats," by JD Foss, J. Fiege, Y. Shimizu, T. Mayerhofer, L. Wood, JW Osborn, and John Collister was published in a February 2018 issue of Physiological Reports.