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.


Morgan Brisse, BMBB Graduate student for Dr. Hinh Ly and Junjie Shao, VMED Graduate student for Dr's. Liang and Ly have been awarded the 2018 Student Travel Awards.

Sophie Vrba, undergraduate student, supervised by Dr. Yuying Liang was awarded the Monica Tsang and James Weatherbee scholarship with the College of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Timothy Johnson, published the study "Microbiome Profiling of Commercial Pigs from Farrow to Finish," in the Journal of Animal Science. 

Dr. Matthew Aliota, new VBS Faculty hire, has published "Molecularly barcoded Zika virus libraries to prove in vivo evolutionary dynamics," in PLOS.

Students in VBS 2032, VBS 1001 and GCC3016/5016 design art for the American Society for Microbiology Agar Art competition.


Congratulations Dr. Beitz - Last Day of Teaching

Mathur S. Kannan: Scientific Ambassador and Collaborative Scholar

Mathur Kannan, Retirement card