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.

The paper, "Role of afferent and efferent renal nerves in the development of Angll-salt hypertension in rats," by JD Foss, J. Fiege, Y. Shimizu, T. Mayerhofer, L. Wood, JW Osborn, and John Collister was published in a February 2018 issue of Physiological Reports.


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. 


CVM Education Day and Excellence In Diversity and Inclusion Award

 CVM Education Day is scheduled for Friday, May 18th. Posters will be solicited in categories including: Graduate education and mentoring; Collaborative learning; Active learning; Curriculum/Curricular changes; Technology in education; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects; Student mental health; Course design; and Course coordination. Poster abstracts are due May 11, 2018 to Lyne Lura. Poster sessions will be heald in ASVM and topics/speakers include using e-books as notes, new ideas for assessment, and more. A luncheon and awards will follow the morning sessions.
The Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award will also be announced on CVM Education Day. This award recognizes significant accomplishments and innovation in achieving and sustaining diversity and inclusion efforts within the College of Veterinary Medicine's personnel, policies, programs, environment, climate, and constituencies. A stipend of $1000 each for faculty, staff, and student will be awarded. For more information please visit the CVM Diversity website.