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.


The article, "Regulation of Eosinophil Recruitment and Activation by Galectins in Allergic Asthma," by Savita Rao (first author), Xiao Na Ge, and Dr. Srirama Rao was published in Frontiers in Medicine, May 31, 2017.

Dr's. Tim Johnson and Randy Singer were invited to speak at the National Academies of Sciences meeting entitled, "Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat-A Workshop"  in Washington DC.

Dr. Yinduo Ji published two papers in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology Journal about SaeRS and the pag gene of pXO1.

Tuesday, May 23rd the CVM hosted the first annual St. Paul Campus Science in Seconds competition. Dr. Irene Bueno Padilla, Ph.D. candidate in the veterinary medicine graduate program, took first place and viewer's choice honors. 

Erin Burton published the paper, "Characterization of the urinary microbiome in healthy dogs," in PLOS ONE. This study uses culture independent techniques to characterize the healthy canine urinary microbiota.


CVM Education Day and Excellence In Diversity and Inclusion Award

 CVM Education Day is scheduled for Friday, May 18th. Posters will be solicited in categories including: Graduate education and mentoring; Collaborative learning; Active learning; Curriculum/Curricular changes; Technology in education; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects; Student mental health; Course design; and Course coordination. Poster abstracts are due May 11, 2018 to Lyne Lura. Poster sessions will be heald in ASVM and topics/speakers include using e-books as notes, new ideas for assessment, and more. A luncheon and awards will follow the morning sessions.
The Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award will also be announced on CVM Education Day. This award recognizes significant accomplishments and innovation in achieving and sustaining diversity and inclusion efforts within the College of Veterinary Medicine's personnel, policies, programs, environment, climate, and constituencies. A stipend of $1000 each for faculty, staff, and student will be awarded. For more information please visit the CVM Diversity website.