Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Our mission is to benefit animal and human health through excellence in science and education.
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
Michael Rahe: Identifying memory B cell in pigsMike’s thesis project focuses on the identification, and characterization of the memory B cell in pigs.
VBS2032, General Microbiology: Petri Dish ArtUsing fine sterile picks, students carefully dabbed small amounts of the bacterial “paint” to inoculate - paint each dish.
Treatment of infections with antimicrobial drugs is a cornerstone of veterinary medicine, but selecting and administering antibiotics to companion animals and livestock is often not a simple matter.
Out of 185 dogs that were sterilized and for whom we knew how old they were when they were sterilized, it is significantly more likely for a female dog to tear her CCL if she was spayed at a young age.
The results of Dr. Walcheck’s studies may lead to new treatments for diseases associated with widespread inflammation, such as life-threatening sepsis