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.


Shengbin Li (first author), Gwantwa Mwakalundwa, and Pam Skinner (co-corresponding author) will be published in an upcoming issue of Blood Advances journal. 

On December 1st, CVM grad student Irene Bueno Padilla presented in the University’s 3 Minute Thesis competition in Walter Library as one of four finalists.

Because of Dr. Singer’s strong experience in risk assessment on antimicrobial resistance and his past participation in Codex meetings, he was invited to attend as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Task Force meeting in Jeju, Republic of Korea.

The Community Fund Drive task force annually honors volunteers who have done an exceptional job campaigning for the University of Minnesota.

The CVM Class of 2021, 2nd year Veterinary Students and Undergraduate students in VBS 2032, General Microbiology, Fall 2017 created microbial petri dish artwork this semester.


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.