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.


The laboratory of Dr's. Yuying Liang and Hinh Ly had recently published a total of 10 articles/papers in Methods of Molecular Biology, Oncotarget, Scientific Reports, and the International Journal of Molecular Science.

The manuscript, "Pathology in Practice," was published in the October 15th, 2017 edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

VBS will be hosting this years fundraising events which will include a bake sale, candy jar count, pest infestation and Haunted House. Announcements with event details will go out to the college soon.

Fernando Leite, Ph.D. candidate with Dr. Richard Isaacson's lab was awarded Champion Ribbon for the presentation of his abstract at the Leman Conference.

Dr. Bruce Walcheck has obtained all the necessary funding to replace the FACSCanto with a new instrument, a FACSCelesta.


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.