Dairy Bull Calf Permanent Identification

March 10, 2020

To ensure continual access to bob veal buyers, it is critical for Pennsylvania dairy bull calf sellers to assure their calves have official ID before leaving the farm.

Our Department is now on Twitter!

March 9, 2020

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences is on Twitter! Handle: VBSatPennState

Biosecurity on Farms

March 5, 2020

Biosecurity procedures, such as vaccinating animals and routinely monitoring their health, are of utmost importance in preventing the spread of disease. Through research dissemination, laboratory services, and extension courses, faculty and staff in the college support farmers to reduce their risks.

Minority Alumni Inspire

March 5, 2020

Students learn about career pathways and receive advice from alumni at open forum.

Environmental Chemicals

March 5, 2020

Question: How do environmental chemicals influence our gut microbiome? Impact: Environmental chemicals, including those obtained via the diet, are known to modulate the gut microbiome community as well as its metabolic function. Recent studies report that environmental chemicals can directly impact the gut microbiome, can be modified by the gut microbiome, or can have their metabolic fate altered. Research supports that similar to antibiotics, environmental chemical exposure may alter the composition and function of the gut microbiome, which can influence host health. Studies are underway to evaluate how low-level, chronic exposure to these chemicals may alter the interaction between the host and the gut microbiome

Enduring Legacy

March 5, 2020

Lester Griel retires after 54 years of teaching and mentoring in the college.

Why so many epidemics originate in Asia and Africa – and why we can expect more

March 4, 2020

The coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, is a frightening reminder of the imminent global threat posed by emerging infectious diseases. Although epidemics have arisen during all of human history, they now seem to be on the rise. In just the past 20 years, coronaviruses alone have caused three major outbreaks worldwide. Even more troubling, the duration between these three pandemics has gotten shorter.

2020 PA Game Breeders Award

February 26, 2020

At the Pennsylvania Game Bird Breeders Conference and Short Course, held February 24, 2020 in State College, Dr. Eva Wallner-Pendleton received an award for 20 years of service to this industry. Pictured with Dr. Wallner-Pendleton are the directors of this industry association and Ms. Emily Lhamon, Extension educator and short course coordinator (far left).

Why you need more Vitamin D in the winter

January 24, 2020

Dr. Margherita Cantorna

Why getting enough vitamin D in wintertime is so important

January 23, 2020

Dr. Margherita Cantorna

College of Agricultural Sciences Graduate Student Competitive Grant Program Awards

December 13, 2019

VBSC students awarded with CAS grants.

On The Rise: Molly Hall Brings Data Analysis to Child Development

December 1, 2019

Most of the life science labs at Penn State look a lot like, well, labs. There are beakers and pipettes and samples, with grad students and postdocs scurrying past cutting-edge instruments and their attendant warning signs in lab coats and gloves. That’s not the case with Molly Hall’s lab.

On The Rise: Molly Hall Brings Data Analysis to Child Development

November 22, 2019

Most of the life science labs at Penn State look a lot like, well, labs. There are beakers and pipettes and samples, with grad students and postdocs scurrying past cutting-edge instruments and their attendant warning signs in lab coats and gloves. That’s not the case with Molly Hall’s lab. Nested in an alcove of cubicles in a far corner of the top floor of Wartik, Hall’s cadre could pass for an app startup team, or maybe the staff of a small-town newspaper. The whiteboard that dominates one wall is covered in doodles, not diagrams. But don’t be fooled by first impressions: the members of the Hall Lab are serious bioinformaticians, and they’re knee-deep in exciting, big-picture life sciences inquiries.

Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building Project

October 29, 2019

The new Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building will replace the 52-year-old Henning Building and co-locate the departments of Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. The 105,000 square foot new construction will feature an array of unique spaces and facilities for students, faculty, and staff.

Hall recipient of early career professorship award

October 28, 2019

Molly Hall, assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical studies at Penn State, was recently named recipient of the Dr. Frances Keesler Graham Early Career Professorship.

Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building project advances

September 12, 2019

The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning today (Sept. 12) recommended approval of the final plans and authorization to expend funds for the Animal, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building at the University Park campus at a cost of $98.5 million. The project will be presented to the full board for a vote on Friday, Sept. 13.

Paper by MCIBS Grad Laura Bennett Inspires Journal Cover

September 1, 2019

Laura Bennett's investigation into the effects of inflammation, done with advisor Robert Paulson, was featured on the cover of Science Signaling last month.

Qian wins the Best Poster award at the Penn State Cancer Institute Annual Retreat

August 7, 2019

Fenghua Qian, a graduate student in the Pathobiology Graduate Program, presented his award winning poster on in-vivo mechanisms related to the selective targeting of leukemia stem cells by endogenous bioactive metabolites of prostaglandin D2 at the Annual Retreat of the Penn State Cancer Institute in Hershey, PA, on August 6, 2019. Qian’s doctoral thesis work involves a collaboration between bench scientists (Prabhu and Paulson Labs), biomedical informaticians (Molly Hall Lab), and clinicians at the Penn State Cancer Institute.

Toxicology student creates success through Millennium Scholars Program

July 9, 2019

Talia Seymore, a rising senior majoring in toxicology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has discovered her passion for research through the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program.

Dr. Barragan and Dr. Hovingh Publish New Journal Article

July 3, 2019

Tackling an area that causes millions of dollars in losses to the dairy industry Dr.’s Adrian Barragan, and Earnest Hovingh's recent publication on clinical metritis suggest there may be additional diagnostic methods to assess local inflammation of the uterus.

Juhi Arora Brings Home Awards to Her Lab

June 24, 2019

Dr. Griel Highlighted in JAVMA News

May 2, 2019

Plans Signed, and Excitement Builds

April 23, 2019

Student workers receive hands-on experience with deer at Penn State center

April 5, 2019

Penn State’s Deer Research Center, commonly referred to as “the deer pens,” has been an endearing part of many students’ college experiences since the 1970s, providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity for hands-on learning about one of the state’s most recognizable mammals.

Hall, Brent to receive Roy C. Buck awards during annual celebration

March 26, 2019

Two faculty members in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have been named the recipients of the 2018 Roy C. Buck Faculty Award, which recognizes exceptional articles accepted or published by refereed scholarly journals in the social and human sciences within the past two years.

VBS Faculty Highlighted in Ag Science Magazine

March 20, 2019

Recent Publications by Dr. Adrian Barragan

March 13, 2019

New Publication by Dr. Anthony Schmitt & Colleagues

February 26, 2019

Welcoming Dr. Justin Brown

January 30, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey M. Peters!

January 25, 2019

Congratulations goes out to Dr. Jeffrey M. Peters! He was recently named Editor-in Chief of Toxicological Sciences, the official journal of The Society of Toxicology.