Former Graduate Student Garners Commentary by Leading Scientists

January 18, 2019

Cellular protein a target for Zika control

January 14, 2019

A cellular protein that interacts with invading viruses appears to help enable the infection process of the Zika virus, according to an international team of researchers who suggest this protein could be a key target in developing new therapies to prevent or treat Zika virus infection.

Penn State Millennium Scholars Recognized for Research at ABRCMS 2018

January 4, 2019

Penn State Millennium Scholars Recognized for Research at ABRCMS 2018

January 4, 2019

53 Years of Service Honored

January 3, 2019

Early choices set Scholar alumna down life-changing path in medicine

November 12, 2018

Schreyer Scholar alumna and Penn State MD/PhD student Kristin Lambert aspires to practice bench-to-bedside medicine and to mentor current honors students.

Husband and Wife Team Lead Work to Manipulate Viruses at Penn State's Schmitt Lab

October 18, 2018

Tony and Phuong Schmitt started a virology lab at Penn State in 2005. Their work focuses on the medical capabilities of the virus, and how to use infectious mechanisms to distribute useful ...

"Gut Microbes May Partner With a Protein to Help Regulate Vitamin D"

September 5, 2018

Cantorna, Bora

"Using Mushrooms As a Prebiotic May Help Improve Glucose Regulation"

September 5, 2018

Cantorna, Patterson, Tian

Spotted lanternfly headlines College Exhibits Building at Ag Progress Days

August 1, 2018

The looming threat posed by the invasive spotted lanternfly will take center stage in the College of Agricultural Sciences Exhibits Building and Theatre during Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16. Displays and presentations in the building also will highlight programs related to pond management and bait-fish production, hemp research, animal health, and agricultural policy.

Dr. Jeffrey Peters Receives the George H. Scott Award

July 13, 2018

George H. Scott, a Procter & Gamble scientist, who gained worldwide respect for his tireless efforts and contributions in the fields of human and environmental toxicology is remembered through an annual award established by The Toxicology Forum in 1983. His unfailing support of The Forum in its early days played a major role in its success. The award is given to those who have demonstrated an outstanding role in developing and applying the science of toxicology, and honors the memory of George H. Scott. Dr. Peters with over 20 years as an academic researcher has numerous contributions to the science of toxicology, along with the selfless service, education, and mentoring that continues to advance not only the science, but the people that help increase the impact and utilization of toxicology. Best known for his studies in the field of PPAR-medicated mechanisms and carcinogenesis, Dr. Peters’ studies have demonstrated that PPAR is required to mediate the physiological and hepatocarcinogenic effects of PPAR agonists in rodents. Dr. Peters’ leadership, teaching, and mentorship at Penn State University, along with his high-impact publication record and volunteer service in the toxicology community, made him a deserving recipient of the George H. Scott Memorial Award.

Dual-purpose wound dressing supported by $2 million NIH grant

June 5, 2018

Development of wound dressings made of semi-synthetic biomaterials will be the focus of a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Once developed, this new kind of wound dressing would promote faster and more complete healing for the millions of people who suffer from skin wounds.

Students in VBS Received Prestigious Awards

April 30, 2018

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences showcased their research by presenting posters in the annual competition sponsored by Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture.

Pre-Vet Club helps students explore veterinary medicine

February 28, 2018

The Penn State Pre-Vet Club is a preprofessional club that helps students interested in veterinary medicine get involved in various aspects of the field.

Five Penn State researchers named AAAS Fellows

December 14, 2017

Five Penn State faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

NIH grant supports exploration of plasma medicine capabilities in blood

November 28, 2017

Researchers in Penn State’s Colleges of Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, and Medicine have been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to investigate how low-temperature plasma can treat infectious bacterial growth on human tissue and prosthetic implants in the cardiovascular system.

Internship strengthens Penn State's ongoing relationships in China

November 6, 2017

A new summer internship, which will be available to undergraduate students with a veterinary research interest, is the most recent in a series of collaborations spanning a century-old partnership between Penn State and South China Agricultural University.

Student takes on challenges, earns degree and sets sights on medical school

November 6, 2017

Student Mannaa I. Mannaa he has had more than his share of challenges during his academic journey at Penn State. Instead of giving up, the alumnus of the College of Agricultural Sciences continued on and hopes to attend medical school.

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences adds five new faculty members

October 9, 2017

Five new faculty members have joined the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Grant supports research to enhance epithelial barrier function, immune response

September 15, 2017

A faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $7.3 million grant for innovative research on a cellular protein that could be a target for enhancing immune function in response to a variety of diseases and environmental toxins. Gary Perdew, John T. and Paige S. Smith Professor in Agricultural Sciences, received the award from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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.

Medicine and music: Immunology major makes his own way at Penn State

August 24, 2017

Alex Barna, a junior from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, has discovered an opportunity to distinguish himself from other pre-med students in the College of Agricultural Sciences' immunology and infectious disease major.

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.

Avian flu threat re-emerges as new outbreaks are reported in U.S. flocks

March 21, 2017

Poultry and animal disease experts in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are urging commercial poultry producers and small-flock owners in Pennsylvania to ramp up their vigilance and biosecurity in the wake of recent outbreaks of avian influenza in several states.

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.

More Than a Gut Feeling

January 3, 2017

Nicole Hume, a senior majoring in veterinary and biomedical sciences, is investigating the gut microbiome, which involves all of the microorganisms that populate the gastrointestinal tract, with a goal of teasing apart the processes that lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).