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.


During Spring Break, Kent Reed performed with the Vibronauts at the American Legion Post 113, Rotunda West, FL.

Al Weber, DVM, MS, and VBS Faculty Emeritus celebrated his birthday on March 13th. 

The manuscript, "Knob protein enhances epithelial barrier integrity and attenuates airway inflammation," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI).

Junjie Shao, a Ph.D. student working in the laboratory of Dr’s. Yuying Liang and Hinh Ly, recently presented at the Spring Graduate Student Seminar Series concerning his new research on arenaviruses.

The paper, "Role of afferent and efferent renal nerves in the development of Angll-salt hypertension in rats," by JD Foss, J. Fiege, Y. Shimizu, T. Mayerhofer, L. Wood, JW Osborn, and John Collister was published in a February 2018 issue of Physiological Reports.


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.