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Graduate Student doing Research

The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has an extensive research program focused on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and prevention of infectious diseases of domestic animals and humans. Currently, our research program encompasses approximately 12 faculty and adjunct faculty, and 20–30 graduate students. Within the program, our research groups largely focus on basic questions of immunology, molecular vaccines, viral and bacterial pathogenesis. Our researchers collaborate regionally, nationally and internationally with both academic and industry-based researchers to isolate mechanisms of pathogenesis, develop novel vaccine strategies against infectious agents of animals and humans, and develop new diagnostics for emerging diseases.

Research Faculty Focus

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Chase, Christopher Professor Immunology, Virology
Christopher-Hennings, Jane Professor, Head and Director PRRSV Pathogenesis, Molecular Diagnostics, Virology
Kaushik, Radhey Professor Innate Immunity, Mucosal Immunity
Knudsen, David Professor Veterinary Pathology, Lab Animal Medicine
Nelson, Eric Professor PRRSV Pathogenesis, Serological Diagnosis, Virology
Pillatzki, Angela Assistant Professor Diagnostics, Infectious Diseases
Scaria, Joy Assistant Professor Bioinformatics, Role of Microbiome in Enteric Diseases
Young, Alan Professor

Ruminant Immunology, Prion Pathogenesis

Hildreth, Michael Professor/Coordinator Parasitology
Chun-Ming Lin Assistant Professor swine pathology and immunology
Hause, Benjamin Assistant Professor Virology
Larson, Christina Assistant Professor Animal Well Being
Sharafeldin, Tamer Assistant Professor Avian pathology, Immunology, and Vaccine Research