Veterinary Practitioners Meeting
February 9, 2017
The Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLS-PSU), the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Veterinary Extension at the Pennsylvania State University will offer the annual Veterinary Practitioner’s Meeting on Friday, May 5th, 2017.
The Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award
January 31, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Gary Perdew who has been named recipient of the University's 2017 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award. The Howard B. Palmer Mentoring Award was established in 1991 in honor of Dr. Howard Palmer who served as senior associate dean of the Graduate School from 1985-1991. The award is presented to a full-time member of the faculty who demonstrates "effective mentoring through guiding and nurturing the collegial and professional development of junior faculty."
Undergraduate Summer Internships
January 5, 2017
Zoetis is a global animal health company with summer internships available for undergraduates.
Applications open up January 23, 2017.
More Than a Gut Feeling
January 3, 2017
Nicole Hume, a senior majoring in veterinary and biomedical sciences, is investigating the gut microbiome, which involves all of the microorganisms that populate the gastrointestinal tract, with a goal of teasing apart the processes that lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Where there's Smoke and a Mutation there May Be an Evolutionary Edge for Humans
December 20, 2016
Troy Hubbard, Ph.D candidate in molecular biology, reviews as chart of proteins collected from a sample with Dr. Gary Perdew in their Life Sciences Lab at Penn State. The researchers are part of a team that examined whether a genetic mutation that is now ubiquitous in humans increased our tolerance to smoke, leading to an evolutionary advantage over other hominins, such as Neandertals.