Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

   Our mission is to benefit animal and human health through excellence in science and education.

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences conducts investigations across the cutting-edge research areas of Host-Pathogen Interface Biology, Microbiome and Antibiotic Resistance, Chronic Disease Biology, and Genetics and Genomics. The Department also provides educational offerings and research opportunities in the basic biomedical sciences to undergraduate, professional, and graduate students.


Dr. Randy Singer, Professor with the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, and a world leader in Antibiotic Resistance, was invited to speak at the Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB) in Santiago, Chile, June, 2018.

It’s no secret that working towards a Masters or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree. is hard work. 

The article, "Identification of conserved, primary sequence motifs that direct retrovirus RNA fate" was published in Nucleic Acids Research shortly after the provisional patent was filed.

Dr. Richard Isaacson's faculty career in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences was celebrated on Thursday, May 24th in the Hayloft Cafe, Ben Pomeroy Building. 

Dr. James Mickelson, Professor in VBS and Katie Minor, Researcher4, published a paper in Scientific Reports entitled, "Canine NAPEPLD-Associated models of human myelin disorders."


VBS Welcomes Newest Faculty Hires, Drs. Peter and Roxanne Larsen

Peter Larsen Baseball Card
Roxanne Larsen Baseball Card
Dr. Peter Larsen comes to VBS from the Department of Biology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His expertise is in epigenetics, neurodegenerative disease, zoonotic disease, and surveillance bioinformatics. 
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.