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2017

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.
2017 Graduate Exhibition award winners announced
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.
2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
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.
Jeffrey Peters appointed deputy director of Penn State Cancer Institute
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.
Perdew recognized with 2017 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award
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.
Undergraduate Summer Internships
January 5, 2017
Zoetis is a global animal health company with summer internships available for undergraduates. Applications open up January 23, 2017.