An interdisciplinary approach to research
Offered within a single, multidisciplinary Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS) graduate program, the M.S. and Ph.D. curricula prepare students to be scholars and researchers who will advance veterinary and biomedical knowledge to benefit animal and human health.
Pathogenic Microbiology / Infectious Diseases
Research themes include animal models for human and veterinary infectious diseases; and understanding the pathogenesis of the diseases, immunity to infectious and its prevention: development of vaccines and drugs, mechanisms of drug resistance, and translational research.
Translational and Comparative Medicine
Research themes include clinical veterinary medicine research and translational medicine from laboratory animals to clinical veterinary and human patients; stem cell biology and its application; clinical trials management; and human-animal bond/interactions.
Immune-mediated / Inflammatory Diseases
Research themes include animal models for immune-mediated diseases, and understanding the mechanisms of such as autoimmune diseases and inflammatory diseases (eg. inflammatory bowel disease). Specific interests include role of epigenetics, microbiome, and environmental hormonal factors on these diseases; transition of inflammation leading to cancer; induction of immunity in oncologic conditions; and translational research.
Research themes include animal models for neurodevelopment and traumatic injury, neurovascularization, neuroinflammation, and neuro-oncology; and translational research.
Research focused on infectious diseases epidemiology and public health education that addresses the individual, social, and ecological determinants of health, reflects the human-animal-environment One Health interface, promotes health equity, and builds healthy communities.
Our programs of study — courses, laboratory and field research, clinical experience, and teaching opportunities — are flexible and tailored to meet individual students' needs, depending on academic background, professional experience, and career goals. The college prides itself on its high quality of student mentoring, advising, and support services.
Multiple research tracks available
Annual Research Symposium
Required grant-writing and ethics course
Weekly seminar series
Coursework in current research technologies
Graduate teaching assistant opportunities
Active student program association
Recent graduates secured positions in academia, industry, and government