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.


News

The Vidovic laboratory has started the year on a very productive note. VBS Assistant Professor Sinisa Vidovic and postdoctoral trainee Ran An reported exciting results in January 2018.

Three papers from the Murtaugh lab were published this month in a special Viral Immunology vol 31 edition on veterinary vaccines. 

Dr. Aaron Rendahl, VBS Assistant Professor of Statistics and Informatics has developed a new graduate course "Statistical Principles of Research Design," VMED/CMB 8910.

Dr. David Brown with Dr. Mark Lyte, from Iowa State University published, 'Study: Biofilms of Probiotic Bacteria Can Take Up Neurotransmitters,' in PLOS One journal.

Dr. Kent Reed and Kristelle Mendoza publish a paper on Hepatic Transcriptomes of Domesticated and Wild Turkey in Toxins Journal.

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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.