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.


Dr. Carol Cardona leads research efforts to create an online tool that will improve response to outbreaks and help producers mitigate foreign animal diseases on farms.

Drs. Bruce Walcheck and Jianming (Jimmy) Wu were awarded funding to conduct a 1 year study to establish in vivo proof of concept for anti-ovarian cancer activity.

Dr. Xiaona Ge and the Rao lab group recently published the manuscript, "Regulation of eosonophil recruitment and allergic airway inflammation by heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG) modifying enzymes," in the April 5th edition of the Experimental Lung Research Journal. 

The paper, "Arenaviral Nucleoproteins Suppress PACT-induced Augmentation of RIG-I Function to Inhibit Type I Interferon Production," by authors Junjie Shao, Qinfeng Huang, Xiaoying Liu, Da Di, plus Dr's. Yuying Liang, and Hinh Ly, has been published in the Journal of Virology

Kristin Snyder (College of Veterinary Medicine, 2nd year DVM student) received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Burroughs Wellcome Fund Medical Research Fellows award.


Congratulations Dr. Beitz - Last Day of Teaching

Mathur S. Kannan: Scientific Ambassador and Collaborative Scholar

Mathur Kannan, Retirement card