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April 3, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Forty-one graduate students received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 32nd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 24 and 26 on Penn State's University Park campus. Adwitia Dey, Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs/PHYSIOLOGY.

February 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) has selected the winner of the 2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. Stephanie Bora is a Ph.D. candidate in immunology and infectious disease at Pennsylvania State University.

February 21, 2017

Penn State Cancer Institute has appointed Jeffrey M. Peters, distinguished professor of molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State, as its new deputy director, following a national search.

January 31, 2017

Gary H. Perdew, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the 2017 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award. The award honors and recognizes outstanding achievement by a faculty member with at least five years of service who effectively guides junior faculty. Howard Palmer was the senior associate dean of The Graduate School from 1984 to 1991.

January 5, 2017

Zoetis is a global animal health company with summer internships available for undergraduates. Applications open up January 23, 2017.

It is exciting to take the knowledge I have learned in class and apply it to my own project." --Nicole Hume
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).

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.

December 19, 2016

Troy Hubbard, graduate student in the Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BMMB) degree program at Penn State University, has been awarded the Richard L. and Norma L. McCarl Graduate Scholarship for the 2016 academic year. He works in the Perdew lab.

Former VBS Department and Penn State Extension veterinarian now serving at State level.
August 8, 2016

Dr. David Wolfgang, who has served for the past 17 years as the Penn State Extension veterinarian overseeing the Dairy Production Medicine Certificate Program, has been named the state veterinarian by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Drs. Jeffrey Peters and Gary Perdew discuss collaborative research results in lab.
June 22, 2016

Dr. Peters received this first award from the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences based on his contributions to research.

May 18, 2016

Dr. Hankey-Giblin, the program director for an NIH training grant that supports underrepresented minorities in Penn State's biomedical PhD programs, received an award on April 5th recognizing her distinctive role in the College of Agricultural Sciences for expanding diversity.

Dr. Cathy Cutter presented Dr. Peters with the faculty research award on March 30, 2016.
April 27, 2016

Gamma Sigma Delta is an honor society that encourages high standards of scholarship and worthy achievements in all branches of the agricultural and related sciences, as well as a high degree of excellence in the practice of agricultural pursuits.

March 18, 2016

Researchers at Penn State's Eva J. Pell Laboratory for Advanced Biological Studies have identified compounds that may be used to defend against biowarfare agents.

March 14, 2016

This award is being given to Dr. Yao by the Society of Toxicology for outstanding work accomplished during her postdoctoral traineeship in a Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences laboratory.

The skin inflammatory disease psoriasis affects nearly 3% of the world's population.
February 22, 2016

A research group led by Dr. Na Xiong, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, has discovered a previously unknown mechanism that determines how innate lymphocytes move into the skin. Innate lymphocytes are a type of immune cells that contribute to both tissue protection and, in some cases, chronic inflammatory diseases. In the article “Selective programming of CCR10+ innate lymphoid cells in skin-draining lymph nodes for cutaneous homeostatic regulation” published in the journal Nature Immunology, Xiong and his colleagues identified the cellular and molecular pathways that trigger movement of these inflammatory cells into skin. These discoveries support the possibility of new targets for therapy for skin diseases, such as psoriasis.

Phylogenetic trees showing six genotyping clusters of the 114 ARV field strains
October 26, 2015

Researchers at the Penn State Animal Diagnostics Lab recently published an article in the Nature Journal of Scientific Reports, titled "Isolation and molecular characterization of newly emerging avian reovirus cariants and novel strains in Pennsylvania, USA, 2011-2014."

September 9, 2015

Read about Jess Linder, a veterinary and biomedical sciences major who is working hard towards her goal of becoming a veterinarian.

August 20, 2015

In mid-October, scientists and clinicians in the field of gut health will be converging at Penn State's Nittany Lion Inn to discuss recent research findings on food components and gastrointestinal health. Veterinary and Biomedical (VBS) researchers Drs. K. Sandeep Prabhu, Gary Perdew, Mary Kennett, and Margherita Cantorna will be presenting their work at this unique two-day conference.

July 17, 2015

Nüket Acar, advising coordinator and undergraduate adviser in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, is the recipient of this year's Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Academic Advising Award.

July 17, 2015

Penn State veterinarian , Dr. Robert VanSaun, helps llamas and alpacas grow up healthy.