Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Our mission is to benefit animal and human health through excellence in science and education.
VBS Sizzling Summer Science Spotlight-S4 Series Kick Off:Please mark your calendars for the third annual Sizzling Summer Science Spotlight (S4) series which is offered to all faculty and staff on Thursday mornings from 7/12-8/16.
Dr. Carol Cardona Receives 2018 Ranelius Award at MTGA Annual Meeting:Dr. Cardona, Pomeroy Chair in Avian Health is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Renelius Award.
Spring Semester 2018 CVM Graduate Course Highlights:VBS Faculty, Drs. Hinh Ly, Tim Johnson, Yinduo Ji, and Aaron Rendahl teach revised graduate course, CMB 8303 and two new courses, CMB 8571 and CMB/VMED 8910.
Mohan Liu: Zika Virus TransmissionThis movie illustrates how the Zika virus may be transmitted via mosquito between non-human primates. The virus was first isolated in 1947 from monkeys in Uganda.
Dr. Srirama Rao: White Blood Cell Enzyme Holds Key to Monitoring Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseThis could potentially lead to more reliable diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease in dogs.Dr. Rao
Dr. James Mickelson: Improving Animal and Human Health and Well-BeingWe’re all mammals, we have genomes and the same number of base pair genes.Dr. Mickelson
Dr. Tim Johnson and his colleague, Dr. Jay Graham with the Public Health Institute, were awarded NIH R01 funding for their project, "Antimicrobial resistance transmission associated with small-scale food-animal production in peri-urban communities of Quito, Ecuador."
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.
Fernando Leite, Randy Singer, Connie Gebhart, & Richard Isaacson publish in Scientific Reports.
The Rao lab's collaborative studies on soy food allergy “Inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase attenuates eosinophil recruitment and foodallergen-induced gastrointestinal inflammation” was published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.
VBS Welcomes Newest Faculty Hires, Drs. Peter and Roxanne Larsen
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.