Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

VBS News

Internship Strengthens Penn State's Ongoing Relationships in China
November 6, 2017
A new summer internship, which will be available to undergraduate students with a veterinary research interest, is the most recent in a series of collaborations spanning a century-old partnership between Penn State and South China Agricultural University.
Grant supports research to enhance epithelial barrier function, immune response.
September 15, 2017
Penn State toxicologist Gary Perdew has received a $7.3 million "outstanding investigator award" from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Adrian A. Barragan, DVM, MS, PhD
September 12, 2017
The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department welcomes Dr. Adrian A. Barragan to the faculty as an Extension Veterinarian and Research Associate.
The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department would like to congratulate Dr. Hayley Springer on her appointment to the faculty as an Extension Veterinarian and Research Associate
May 22, 2017
Dr. Springer is from Indiana County, PA and attended Penn State as an undergrad. After earning a Master’s Degree and DVM from Iowa State University, Dr. Springer worked in mixed animal practice, and then as a staff veterinarian for a large Pennsylvania dairy farm. After a time working in the animal pharmaceutical industry, she returned to Penn State in the summer of 2016 to work towards a PhD in Pathobiology. As part of the Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team in the department, Dr. Springer will be involved in extension and outreach activities, applied research projects, and field investigations in the areas of livestock health, biosecurity, and public health. She will continue to pursue her PhD studies on a part-time basis.
Bats and flu viruses- Penn State researchers show influenza receptors in bats for the first time
April 6, 2017
A recently published study from Veterinary and Biomedical Science researchers at Penn State could pave the way to better understand the ecology and evolution of influenza viruses.