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June 23, 2015

Penn State vs. Army, October 3rd at the Snider Agricultural Arena

April 15, 2015

Bridge the GapSci, a nonprofit venture to provide basic laboratory equipment to high school science students in West African countries won the $7,500 grand prize in the Ag Springboard student business pitch competition.

April 6, 2015

This one-day workshop will build collaboration and knowledge among Penn State students, postdoctoral fellows, labs and faculty who are performing research related to the microbe-host interactions.

PhD student Luming Zhao (left) and Professor Na Xiong (right) prepare samples for genotyping.
April 1, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $1.6 million grant to Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) researchers Drs. Na Xiong and Mary Kennett to study immunologic responses in skin.

March 10, 2015

The Dairy Production Medicine (DPM) Certificate Program VII will update and refocus the dairy practitioner by providing skills and knowledge in production medicine.

February 24, 2015

"In laboratory experiments, field surveys, and mathematical modeling, the presence of various species of dragonfly larvae have been shown to reduce the infections in frogs caused by parasitic flatworms called trematodes," said Val Beasley, professor and head of the department of veterinary and biomedical sciences.

“Matt is not only an outstanding instructor but a genuinely good human being,” explains nominator, Dr. Ola Sodeinde.
February 5, 2015

Matthew Moreau will be receiving the 2014-15 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in instructing during the March 2015 Student Awards Ceremony.

January 28, 2015

The annual Veterinary Practitioner’s Meeting sponsored by the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLS-PSU), Pennsylvania State University Veterinary Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will be held on Friday, May 1st, 2015 in the Center County / Penn State University Visitor Center at 800 East Park Avenue in State College.

Dr. Harvill has been a faculty member at Penn State since 1999.
January 21, 2015

Dr. Eric Harvill, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) faculty member, received the title of Distinguished Professor for his exceptional record of research, teaching, and service to the University.

Frankman view his trip as one of the most fulfilling of his life.
January 15, 2015

A spring 2014 graduate in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Jonathan Frankman always knew that he wanted to study abroad. During an opportunity in Singapore, he earned credit for taking classes in immunology, genetics and pathology, and sated his traveling bug.

October 6, 2014

Val Richard Beasley, formerly of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named professor and head of Penn State's Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.

September 8, 2014

Retired VBS department head, Dr. Channa Reddy, and his wife, Usharani, have created their third Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agriculture.

July 15, 2014

On June 15th, 24 high school juniors and seniors from as far away as Vermont and Florida arrived at Penn State’s UP campus for a 5-day immersion in veterinary and biomedical sciences. They had so much fun, they didn’t want to leave!

Shahkila Daniels' interest in animals began at a young age when she developed a desire to work with large exotic cats.
June 26, 2014

Working with animals can be as unpredictable as being captain of the Penn State Majorettes, according to Shahkila Daniel

Although Erica Mellinger plans to pursue her passion for immunology and infectious disease studies, she also hopes to tie bioethics into her future career.
June 26, 2014

Sometimes a life-changing experience opens a student's eyes to what type of career she wants to pursue. For junior Erica Mellinger, that experience was the season of her father's sickness -- a time when he had to be treated in a hospital by research scientists.

Morgan Brown got experience working with exotic animals that she would not have been exposed to had she just worked in the United States.
June 26, 2014

Morgan Brown took a risk last August when she decided to be one of the first students to travel to South Africa through a newly developed immersion program.

Dr. Robert Paulson's lab studies the formation of red blood cells.
June 10, 2014

Scientific investigators often have to rely on perseverance to maintain their research during times of federal sequestration. Dr. Robert Paulson is one such example: a professor who works hard to continue developing new treatments for anemia despite government shortfalls.

June 4, 2014

This three-year graduate student program—entitled, “Training in Animal Models of Inflammation”—supports a select group of trainees learning to use animal models to research the molecular regulation of inflammation and its effect on disease progression.

Goodfield and Muse visit the Cliffs of Moher, along the Atlantic coast of Ireland, during a spare moment in their travels.
April 7, 2014

Graduate students Laura Goodfield, Sarah Muse, and Liron Bendor share their research with the international community and make connections during 10th Annual International Symposium on Bordetella.

Morgan Porter
February 10, 2014

Many students have the chance to study abroad. Morgan Porter, a senior veterinary and biomedical sciences major, took the concept to a new level last year. For 10 weeks, the Ephrata, Pa., native worked as a veterinary intern at Bulimba Veterinary Surgery in Brisbane, Australia.