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 paper, "Cryo-Electron Microscopy Structure of Porcine Deltacoronavirus Spike Protein in the Prefusion State," was published by the Li Lab in the Journal of Virology.

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.

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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.