Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

VBS News

Robert Nichols Receives USDA Chlorpyrifos Grant
July 1, 2020
Dr. Robert Nichols, postdoc alum from Patterson Lab, received a USDA grant to study "organophosphate (OP) chlorpyrifos" a commonly used pesticide for fruits and vegetables despite its potential to cause neurotoxicity in children and neonates.
Dr. Sougat Misra Receives 2020/2021 Horace T. Woodward Faculty Development Fund
July 1, 2020
Asst. Research Professor Dr. Sougat Misra for receiving the 2020/2021 Horace T. Woodward Faculty Development Fund from the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences! Dr. Misra invented a novel strategy to target cancer cells using specific combinations of nature-inspired small molecules that bring about catastrophic redox anomaly in cancer cells. He will use this funding to further pursue his research in an aggressive model of human leukemia.
Dr. Troy Sutton Studies Coronavirus In a Highly Secured Biosafety Lab
June 17, 2020
Dr. Troy Sutton discusses in a new article what it is like to handle the SARS-CoV-2 virus, suiting up, feeling safer in the lab, and how his lab was built for this type of work!
Dr. Margherita Cantorna receives appointment as a 2020-21 BTAA Academic Leadership Program (ALP) Fellow.
June 11, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Margherita Cantorna, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Immunology as she has been named a 2020/2021 Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program (ALP) Fellow! The intensive experience develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise.
The College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship & Innovation (E&I) Program
May 22, 2020
Santosh Panthi, a Pathobiology Grad Student in Dr. Schmitt's Lab, has been awarded the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Graduate Internship presented by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. The internship is designed to foster technology development by providing a graduate student the opportunity to take their research project towards commercialization. Santosh is working on virus-like particles based protein delivery technology that the lab has been working on. Congratulations and good luck Santosh!