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
The paper, "Enteroids as in vitro model for ileitis," by Talita Resende, a PhD candidate supervised by Dr. Connie Gebhart, was published in the April 16th issue of National Hog farmer.
Dr. Carol Cardona leads research efforts to create an online tool that will improve response to outbreaks and help producers mitigate foreign animal diseases on farms.
Drs. Bruce Walcheck and Jianming (Jimmy) Wu were awarded funding to conduct a 1 year study to establish in vivo proof of concept for anti-ovarian cancer activity.
Dr. Xiaona Ge and the Rao lab group recently published the manuscript, "Regulation of eosonophil recruitment and allergic airway inflammation by heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) modifying enzymes," in the April 5th edition of the Experimental Lung Research Journal.
The paper, "Arenaviral Nucleoproteins Suppress PACT-induced Augmentation of RIG-I Function to Inhibit Type I Interferon Production," by authors Junjie Shao, Qinfeng Huang, Xiaoying Liu, Da Di, plus Dr's. Yuying Liang, and Hinh Ly, has been published in the Journal of Virology
VBS Welcomes Newest Faculty Hires, Drs. Peter and Roxanne Larsen
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.