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. James Mickelson, VBS Professor, attended the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the US Scientific Conference in Minneapolis, MN September 23-24, 2017.

The laboratory of Dr's. Yuying Liang and Hinh Ly had recently published a total of 10 articles/papers in Methods of Molecular Biology, Oncotarget, Scientific Reports, and the International Journal of Molecular Science.

Fernando Leite, Ph.D. candidate with Dr. Richard Isaacson's lab was awarded Champion Ribbon for the presentation of his abstract at the Leman Conference.

The manuscript, "Pathology in Practice," was published in the October 15th, 2017 edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

VBS will be hosting this years fundraising events which will include a bake sale, candy jar count, pest infestation and Haunted House. Announcements with event details will go out to the college soon.


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.