The Bortree Lecture Series is a program offered by the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences that invites distinguished Life Science researchers to present their findings to Penn State students and faculty.

The series can be taken for credit, but is also open to anyone else who would like to attend. The presentations are free to the public, and are usually accompanied by department-sponsored lunches for further discussion with the presenters.

“Studies On Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Complex – Genomic Epidemiology To Biomarker Based Diagnostics”

When January 27, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where Zoom

Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan has dedicated his scientific career to zoonotic disease investigations at the cellular and molecular level. He is interested in the ecology and molecular evolution of infectious agents and how they are modulated by changes in host and environmental niches. Sreevatsan's research is highly interdisciplinary and encompasses all aspects of cellular, molecular pathogen-host interactions and epidemiology, ecology of infectious disease, and collaborations across the country and the globe. A translational aspect of his studies is the development of novel unambiguous disease detection platforms and applications into immunoprophylaxis. Sreevatsan's scientific inquiry has focused on the world’s greatest infectious diseases, such as those caused by mycobacteria, prions, and influenza A.

"The Role of Selenium in Gut Inflammation"

When February 3, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where Zoom

Shaneice Nettleford will give her presentation at VBSC's “Grad Student Colloquium” on 02/03/2021. Shaneice is a Pathobiology graduate student in Sandeep Prabhu's lab.

Discover Program: Three-Day Visit to University Park

When March 20, 2021
Where Penn State University Park

The Penn State Pre-Vet and Biomedical Sciences Clubs invite those who have received an offer of admission to Penn State to experience college life by spending two nights, including one day of classes and various social events, with current students at the University Park campus.