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.
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.
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."
Zoetis is a global animal health company with summer internships available for undergraduates. Applications open up January 23, 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).
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Peters received this first award from the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences based on his contributions to research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Read about Jess Linder, a veterinary and biomedical sciences major who is working hard towards her goal of becoming a veterinarian.
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.
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.
Penn State veterinarian , Dr. Robert VanSaun, helps llamas and alpacas grow up healthy.
Penn State vs. Army, October 3rd at the Snider Agricultural Arena