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. Julie Olson, VBS Associate Professor organized the symposia, "Role of peripheral and central glia in chronic pain," for the XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease at  in Edinburgh, Scotland July 8-11, 2017.

"The basal translation rate of authentic HIV-1 RNA is regulated by 5'UTR nt-pairings at junction of R and U5," by Ioana Boeras, Brad Seufzer. S. Brady, Aaron Rendahl, Xiao Heng, and Kathleen Boris-Lawrie was published July 31, 2017 in Scientific Reports Journal. 

VBS Faculty and Staff got together on August 10th to participate in the department's annual summer potluck. 

The Sizzling Summer Science Spotlight S⁴ Seminar series which kicked off July 13th and ran through August 17th. This series, coordinated by Dr. Alice Larson highlighted six VBS faculty with versatile areas of expertise.


Congratulations Dr. Beitz - Last Day of Teaching

Mathur S. Kannan: Scientific Ambassador and Collaborative Scholar

Mathur Kannan, Retirement card