Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Our mission is to benefit animal and human health through excellence in science and education.
VBS Sizzling Summer Science Spotlight-S4 Series Kick Off:Please mark your calendars for the third annual Sizzling Summer Science Spotlight (S4) series which is offered to all faculty and staff on Thursday mornings from 7/12-8/16.
Dr. Carol Cardona Receives 2018 Ranelius Award at MTGA Annual Meeting:Dr. Cardona, Pomeroy Chair in Avian Health is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Renelius Award.
Spring Semester 2018 CVM Graduate Course Highlights:VBS Faculty, Drs. Hinh Ly, Tim Johnson, Yinduo Ji, and Aaron Rendahl teach revised graduate course, CMB 8303 and two new courses, CMB 8571 and CMB/VMED 8910.
Mohan Liu: Zika Virus TransmissionThis movie illustrates how the Zika virus may be transmitted via mosquito between non-human primates. The virus was first isolated in 1947 from monkeys in Uganda.
Dr. Srirama Rao: White Blood Cell Enzyme Holds Key to Monitoring Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseThis could potentially lead to more reliable diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in dogs.Dr. Rao
Dr. James Mickelson: Improving Animal and Human Health and Well-BeingWe’re all mammals, we have genomes and the same number of base pair genes.Dr. Mickelson
Dr. Erin Burton was awarded the VBS Outstanding Teacher Award at Education Day on Friday, May 19th, 2017.
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.
Last Wednesday, May 10, the VBS faculty and CVM Dean Trevor Ames honored Dr. Tom Fletcher with cake and gifts in recognition of his retirement in June. In over five decades at the University, Dr. Fletcher made significant contributions in scholarly activity, teaching and service.
At least 10,0000 people gathered on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 outside the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to participate in the March for Science including students, staff, and faculty in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
Josh Proehl, Junior at New London-Spicer High School will compete against 1,800 students from 75 countries May 14-19, 2017 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California.
VBS Welcomes Newest Faculty Hires, Drs. Peter and Roxanne Larsen
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.