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.


Al Weber, DVM, MS, and VBS Faculty Emeritus celebrated his birthday on March 13th. 

The manuscript, "Knob protein enhances epithelial barrier integrity and attenuates airway inflammation," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI).

Junjie Shao, a Ph.D. student working in the laboratory of Dr’s. Yuying Liang and Hinh Ly, recently presented at the Spring Graduate Student Seminar Series concerning his new research on arenaviruses.

Da Di, a Research Assistant who came to the department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences through Dr. Fang Li’s laboratory and also works with Drs. Yuying Liang and Hinh Ly’s laboratory recently presented at the Graduate Student Seminar Series on February 1st. 

Dr. Tim Johnson and his colleague, Dr. Jay Graham with the Public Health Institute, were awarded NIH R01 funding for their project, "Antimicrobial resistance transmission associated with small-scale food-animal production in peri-urban communities of Quito, Ecuador."


Congratulations Dr. Beitz - Last Day of Teaching

Mathur S. Kannan: Scientific Ambassador and Collaborative Scholar

Mathur Kannan, Retirement card