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.


Kristin Snyder (College of Veterinary Medicine, 2nd year DVM student) received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Burroughs Wellcome Fund Medical Research Fellows award.

Morgan Brisse, BMBB Graduate student for Dr. Hinh Ly and Junjie Shao, VMED Graduate student for Dr's. Liang and Ly have been awarded the 2018 Student Travel Awards.

Sophie Vrba, undergraduate student, supervised by Dr. Yuying Liang was awarded the Monica Tsang and James Weatherbee scholarship with the College of Biological Sciences.

Students in VBS 2032, VBS 1001 and GCC3016/5016 design art for the American Society for Microbiology Agar Art competition.

Dr. Timothy Johnson, published the study "Microbiome Profiling of Commercial Pigs from Farrow to Finish," in the Journal of Animal Science. 


VBS Welcomes Newest Faculty Hires, Drs. Peter and Roxanne Larsen

Peter Larsen Baseball Card
Roxanne Larsen Baseball Card
Dr. Peter Larsen comes to VBS from the Department of Biology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His expertise is in epigenetics, neurodegenerative disease, zoonotic disease, and surveillance bioinformatics. 
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.