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.

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.