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.


VBS Welcomes Newest Faculty Hire, Dr. Matthew Aliota

Matthew Aliota Baseball card
Dr. Matthew Aliota, Vector-borne Infectious Disease AGREETT faculty hire comes to the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from the Department of Pathological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His primary research focuses on Zika virus.  Dr. Aliota has special research interest of Infectious and Vector-borne disease research on the evolution of Zika Virus, its risk exposure effects during pregnancy, and drivers of arbovirus emergence. He has been presented the "Forward Under 40 Award," an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Disease, and the "Richard F. Marsh Outstanding Graduate Student Award." Please click on the baseball card above for details on his background.