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.


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Shengbin Li (first author), Gwantwa Mwakalundwa, and Pam Skinner (co-corresponding author) will be published in an upcoming issue of Blood Advances journal. 

Dr. Aaron Rendahl, VBS Assistant Professor of Statistics and Informatics has developed a new graduate course "Statistical Principles of Research Design," VMED/CMB 8910.

On December 1st, CVM grad student Irene Bueno Padilla presented in the University’s 3 Minute Thesis competition in Walter Library as one of four finalists.

Because of Dr. Singer’s strong experience in risk assessment on antimicrobial resistance and his past participation in Codex meetings, he was invited to attend as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Task Force meeting in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

The Community Fund Drive task force annually honors volunteers who have done an exceptional job campaigning for the University of Minnesota.

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

Dr. P Larson & Dr L Larson

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.