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About Us

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Penn State achieves excellence in research, teaching, and outreach in biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine.

Our Department offers three undergraduate degrees at Penn State: Immunology and Infectious Disease, Toxicology, and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

We also offer a graduate program in Pathobiology and our faculty are involved with inter-college graduate programs in Immunology and Infectious Disease and Molecular Toxicology.

Faculty members conduct research in four primary areas: Animal Diagnostics, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, and Veterinary Extension.

Administration

  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising,
  • Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Advisor


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  • Administrative Support (Undergraduate Program)


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  • Professor & Program Coordinator of VBS Undergraduate Studies


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  • Professor of Immunology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Undergraduate Advisor


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Areas of Expertise:
  • Regulation of innate immunity, hematopoiesis and cellular transformation by receptor tyrosine kinases.
  • Administrative Support Assistant


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  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, Animal Resource Program


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Areas of Expertise:
  • comparative medicine
  • animal models
  • infectious disease and biocontainment
  • rodent pathology
  • animal behavior
  • laboratory animal resource management
  • veterinary medicine
  • Administrative Support Coordinator


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  • Financial Assistant


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  • Interim Department Head
  • John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences


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Areas of Expertise:
  • microbiome
  • aryl hydrocarbon receptor
  • dioxin
  • drug metabolism
  • toxicology
  • transcriptional regulation
  • Administrative Support Assistant


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  • Associate Professor of Molecular Virology
  • Director, Pathobiology Graduate Program


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Areas of Expertise:
  • Virology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Viral Budding
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Virus-like Particles
  • Zoonoses
  • Professor of Molecular Toxicology
  • Molecular Toxicology Undergraduate Advisor


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Areas of Expertise:
  • Toxicology
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Drug Discovery
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Administrative Support (Graduate Programs)


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