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


814-863-5938

  • Professor of Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology


814-863-9422

Areas of Expertise:
  • Veterinary, Wildlife, and Ecological Toxicology
  • One Health
  • Declining Amphibians
  • Mycotoxins
  • Cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) toxins
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Pathologist


814-863-1949

Areas of Expertise:
  • Veterinary Forensic Pathology
  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology


814-863-2819

Areas of Expertise:
  • Host resistance to infection
  • Immune-mediated diseases: multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease
  • T cells
  • Gastrointestinal microbiota; Gnotobiotics
  • Vitamins A & D regulation of immune function
  • Edible mushrooms
  • Selenium
  • Clinical Professor
  • Director, E. coli Reference Center


814-863-2630

Areas of Expertise:
  • Pathogenic E. coli
  • Shiga toxin- producing E. coli
  • Diarrheagenic E. coli
  • Extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli
  • Diagnostics
  • Whole genome sequencing
  • Microbiome
  • Animal Resource Program & IACUC Veterinarian
  • Instructor
  • Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-7813

Areas of Expertise:
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator


814-863-1983

Areas of Expertise:
  • Emphasis on diagnosis and control of infectious diseases of poultry, waterfowl, gamebirds.
  • Board certification in the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Veterinary Pathologist


814-863-2007

  • Associate Professor


814-865-7170

  • Professor & Program Coordinator of VBS Undergraduate Studies


814-865-1321

  • Professor of Immunology
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-0128

Areas of Expertise:
  • Regulation of innate immunity, hematopoiesis and cellular transformation by receptor tyrosine kinases.
  • Clinical Professor
  • Veterinary Pathologist


814-863-2024

Areas of Expertise:
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Wildlife Diseases
  • Instructor and Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-7818

Areas of Expertise:
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine and Behavior
  • Extension Veterinarian
  • Senior Research Associate


814-863-8526

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mastitis and Milk Quality
  • Milking Equipment Performance
  • Bovine Hoof Health
  • Antimicrobial Resistance & On-farm Food Safety
  • Johne's Disease
  • Biosecurity and Infectious Disease Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Director, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-5939

Areas of Expertise:
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Food Safety
  • Epidemiology
  • New and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Professor
  • Veterinary Microbiologist
  • Section Head, Microbiology Section, Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (ADL)


814-865-6619

Areas of Expertise:
  • Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases and emergence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria.
  • Professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Director, Animal Resource Program


814-865-1495

Areas of Expertise:
  • comparative medicine
  • animal models
  • infectious disease and biocontainment
  • rodent pathology
  • animal behavior
  • laboratory animal resource management
  • veterinary medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-5250

Areas of Expertise:
  • Immunologic mechanisms of Bordetella
  • Pathogenesis of Francisella tularensis
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Development of BSL-3 research programs
  • Clinical Associate Professor and Section Head
  • Mammalian Virology,Immunology
  • and Avian Influenza


Areas of Expertise:
  • Diagnostic Virology & Serology
  • Zoonotic and Emerging Viruses
  • Negative strand RNA viruses
  • Avian and Mammalian influenza
  • Immune responses to viruses
  • Viral pathogenesis
  • Quantitative-omics approach to virus-host interactions
  • Clinical Professor
  • Avian Virologist
  • Section Head, Avian Virology, ADL


814-863-4369

  • Instructor
  • Immunology and Infectious Disease (IID) Undergraduate Advisor


814-865-5630

Areas of Expertise:
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Transfusion
  • Medicine
  • Assistant Director for Global Biosecurity Initiatives, Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences
  • Faculty Member, iMPS-HLS in Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense
  • Research Assistant


814-863-2165

  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • H. Thomas and Dorothy Willits Hallowell Chair
  • Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences


814-863-1625

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular Toxicology
  • Nuclear Receptors
  • Gene Regulation
  • Professor of Reproductive Physiology


814-441-2657

Areas of Expertise:
  • Reproductive immunology
  • Associate Professor of Molecular Toxicology
  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


814-867-4565

Areas of Expertise:
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiome
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Metabolism
  • Environmental Contaminants
  • Professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


814-863-6306

Areas of Expertise:
  • Hematology
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Anemia Research
  • Leukemia
  • Interim Department Head
  • John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences


814-865-0400

Areas of Expertise:
  • microbiome
  • aryl hydrocarbon receptor
  • dioxin
  • drug metabolism
  • toxicology
  • transcriptional regulation
  • Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology & Carcinogenesis
  • Deputy Director, The Penn State Cancer Institute


814-863-1387

Areas of Expertise:
  • Molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors
  • Cancer
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Professor, Biology and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS)


814-867-1213

  • Professor of Immunology and Molecular Toxicology


814-863-8976

Areas of Expertise:
  • Micronutrient Selenium, Selenoproteins, and Redox Homeostasis
  • Macrophage Biology
  • Pathways of Inflammation and Resolution (wound healing)
  • Cancer (Leukemia)and Leukemia Stem Cells
  • Gut Inflammation
  • Bioactive Lipid Mediators- Prostaglandins & Leukotrienes
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus
  • Director Emeritus The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences


814-865-1798

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


814-863-6781

Areas of Expertise:
  • Virology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Viral Budding
  • Cellular Trafficking
  • Virus-like Particles
  • Zoonoses
  • Research Associate


814-865-0211

  • Extension Veterinarian
  • Professor of Veterinary Science


814-865-6995

Areas of Expertise:
  • Ruminant nutrition
  • Dairy herd health
  • Metabolic disease
  • Reproduction
  • Nutrition reproduction interactions
  • Small ruminants
  • Llamas and Alpacas
  • Professor of Molecular Toxicology
  • Molecular Toxicology Undergraduate Advisor


814-863-8532

Areas of Expertise:
  • Toxicology
  • Nuclear receptors
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Drug Discovery
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Avian Pathologist and Field Investigator


814-865-7858

Areas of Expertise:
  • Biosecurity and disease prevention in backyard and small commercial Flocks
  • Poultry diseases and management interactions
  • Avian toxicology
  • Diseases of game birds,pigeons, exotic and pet birds
  • Poultry Handling and Transportation Animal Welfare
  • Associate Professor of Immunology


814-863-2933

Areas of Expertise:
  • Immunology
  • Development and function of skin-resident lymphocytes
  • Skin inflammatory disease and infections
  • Intestinal inflammation