Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

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Graduate Field of Study


Comparative Biomedical Sciences Faculty

GregoryMAcland
Gregory Acland
Candid comparative and medical genetics genomics
Dorothy Ainsworth
Dorothy Ainsworth
Limitations of the respiratory system in health and in disease to equine athletic performance; pulmonary biology; immunology and inflamation
Craig Altier
Craig Altier
Molecular basis of Salmonella pathogenesis; the genetic and environmental control of epithelial cell invasion
Douglas Antczak
Douglas Antczak
Immunogenetics and infectious diseases
Judith Appleton
Judith Appleton
Nematode parasites; parasitism; Trichinella spiralis; Paralaphostrongylus tenuis; mucosal immunity

Joel Baines
Joel Baines

Molecular virology of herpes viruses
Stephen Barr
Stephen Barr
Pathogenesis of protozoal disease (Trypanosoma cruzi, Leishmania giardia); platelet function
Carl Batt
Carl Batt
Rapid diagnostic methods; molecular epidemiology
Klaus Beyenbach
Klaus Beyenbach
Mechanism and regulation of electrolyte transport across epithelia, from genotype to phenotype
Rodrigo Bicalho
Rodrigo Bicalho
Postpartum uterine diseases of cows, specifically puerperal metritis, clinical and subclinical endometritis; bovine metritis as a model to study female urinary tract infection; epidemiology of lameness in dairy cattle (assessment of risk factors, prevalence, biomechanics of bovine digits and preventive/treatment strategies); factors affecting reproductive efficiency in dairy cows; development and implementation of analytical tools that will aid data driven decision making in dairy farms; discovery and development of novel antimicrobials
Gary Blissard
Gary Blissard
Viral entry into insect host cells; viral gene expression
Dwight Bowman
Dwight Bowman
Parasitology
Dr. Bowser
Paul Bowser
Diseases of finfish; fish health management
Adam Boyko
Adam Boyko
Genomic investigation of dogs as a model of genetic disease and evolutionary genetics
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Nicolas Buchon
Host/Microbe relationships and Control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease
Elizabeth Buckles
Elizabeth Buckles
Virology; population medicine; infectious diseases; disease diagnosis; wildlife disease; conservation biology; pathology; avian diseases
Elizabeth Bynoe
Margaret Bynoe
Cellular and molecular medicine; infectious diseases; molecular basis of antigen-induced immune suppression; the modulation of innate immune system response in immunity against cancer
Dr. Casey
James Casey
Molecular virology; retrovirology
Sharon Center
Sharon Center
Liver and kidney diseases of small animals
Richard Cerione
Richard Cerione
Biochemical and molecular pharmacology
Yung-Fu Chang
Yung-Fu Chang
Molecular genetics in the study of pathogenesis of bacterial disease
cheetham
Jonathan Cheetham
Peripheral nerve injury and repair. Laryngeal Function.
Theodore Clark
Theodore Clark
Cutaneous immunity; host-parasite interaction; DNA vaccines; genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease
Paula Cohen
Paula Cohen
Mammalion meiosis; germ cell development; DNA repair mechanisms in recombination; genetic basis for nondisjunction in oocytes; transgenic and knocko-t mouse models for studying meiosis and recombination
Ruth Collins
Ruth Collins
Regulation of membrane traffic by small GTP-ases
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Bethany Cummings
Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes pathogenesis and treatment; Development and study of rodent models of bariatric surgery.
Scott Coonrod
Scott Coonrod
Developmental and reproductive biology; structural and functional biology
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Matthew DeLisa
Molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering
Eric Denkers
Eric Denkers
Cellular and molecular basis of immunity to intracellular parasites; cytokine control of infection

Edward Dubovi
Edward Dubovi

Virology; viral pathogenesis; BVD virus; EAV virus
Normand Ducharme
Normand Ducharme
Equine sports medicine; upper respiratory tract
Gerald Duhamel
Gerald Duhamel
Molecular mechanisms of intestinal bacterial infections in animal models of human diseases, primarily polymicrobial associations in colitis and understanding host-pathogen interactions in the context of gut ecology
Hollis Erb
Hollis Erb
Epidemiology; dairy herd health
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
B cell response; neonatal and clinical immunology
Clare Fewtrrell
Clare Fewtrell
Cellular pharmacology; immediate hypersensitivity; immunopharmacology
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Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Tissue-engineered model systems for analysis of microenvironmental conditions fundamental to cancer pathogenesis and therapy
Lisa Fortier
Lisa Fortier
Osteoarthritis and the link between insulin-like growth factor-I and the small G-proteins, Cdc42, Rac, and Rho
Joanne Fortune
Joanne Fortune
Reproductive physiology and endocrinology
Maria Garcia-Garcia
Marcia Garcia-Garcia
Development biology in mice and flies; genetics of developmental mechanisms that influence embryonic morphology
Robert Gilbert
Robert Gilbert
Theriogenology; bovine health and reproduction; canine genetics
Robin Gleed
Robin Gleed
Respiration; hypoxea and pulmonary circulation
Yrjo T. Grohn
Yrjo Grohn
Epidemiology; dairy herd health; ruminant metabolism
Charles Guard
Charles Guard
Clinical pharmacology; comparative gastroenterology
Harrington, Laura C.
Laura Harrington
Vector borne diseases; epidemiology; vector biology physiology; mosquito-parasite interactions
Moonsoo Jin
Moonsoo Jin
Protein-protein interactions that occur at virus entry into host cells and escape from endosome into cytosol between cellular adhesion molecules in the immune system and tumor development

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Pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease; effects of inflammation on cardiac function; comparative pathology     

George Kollias
George Kollias
Infectious diseases of free-ranging and captive wildlife; avian pharmacokinetics
Michael Kotlikoff
Michael Kotlikoff
Molecular and cellular physiology; physiological genomics
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Brian Lazzaro

Evolutionary genetics of insect-pathogen interactions; population genetics and molecular evolution; quantitative genetics and genomics

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Sylvia Lee
Molecular genetics of aging; signaling pathways of nutrient sensing; molecular basis of stress response
Cynthia Leifer
Cynthia Leifer
Understanding innate immunity from the inside out; toll-like receptors; signaling; dendritic cells; controlling microbial infection
Roy Levine
Roy Levine
Developmental biology; growth control and cancer
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Sergiy Libert

Mice; molecular biology of aging, age-associated diseases, cancer, neurodegeneration; anorexia, energy metabolism

David Lin
David Lin
Mice; olfaction; genetics; neurobiology; development; microarrays; genomics
Helene Marquis
Helene Marquis
Pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes; mechanisms of regulation of specific virulence factors; signaling during bacterial cell-to-cell spread
Kirk Maurer
Kirk Maurer
Complex interaction between inflammation, the immune systems and lipid metabolism and how these pathways contribute to hepatobiliary disease
George Maylin Toxicology; drug testing
McDonough, Patrick L
Pactrick McDonough
Enteric bacterial infections; antimicrobial resistance; microbial fingerprinting
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Sean McDonough
Use of contemporary methods to explore lymphocyte function in spontaneous veterinary deseases
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Saurabh Mehta
Global Health (active research projects in India, East Africa, and Latin America); Infectious Disease Epidemiology, particularly HIV, Tuberculosis, and Neglected Tropical Diseases; Nutritional Interventions and Nutritional Modulation of the Immune Response 
Vicki Meyers-Wallen
Vicki Meyers-Wallen
Inherited canine diseases; reproductive tract disorders
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Andrew Miller

Anatomic Pathology; small and large animal neuropathology; CNS tumorigenesis; disease diagnostics; stem cell pathology

Hussni Mohammed
Hussni Mohammed
Epidemiology of infectious diseases; production medicine
N. Sidney Moise
N. Sidney Moise
Arrhythmias; Sudden Death syndrome
Alexander Nikitin
Alexander Nikitin
Genetic modeling of human cancer in the mouse; early detection and monitoring of carcinogenesis; neoplasms of reproductive and endocrine systems
Alan Nixon
Alan Nixon
Joint pathology and cartilage resurfacing
Drew Noden
Drew Noden
Developmental biology; craniofacial development
Linda Nowak
Linda Nowak
Neurosciences; cellular physiology; receptor pharmacology; membrane biophysics
Daryl Van Nydam
Daryl Van Nydam
Epidemiology of food security/safety issues related to dairy production medicine; study of economically important infectious diseases, particularly zoonoses, subclinical diseases of periparturient cattle and reproductive efficiency
Robert Oswald
Robert Oswald
Ion channels; acetylcholine receptors
John Parker John Parker Reoviruses; caliciviruses; virus structure; virus assembly; virus-host interactions; oncolytic viruses; virology
Colin Parrish
Colin Parrish
Viral genetics and function
Bendicht Pauli
Bendicht Pauli
Cancer cell biology; mechanisms of invasiveness and metastasis
Ned Place
Ned Place
Reproductive aging; physiology; endocrinology
Mark Roberson
Mark Roberson
Molecular endocrinology in reproductive tissues
Brain Rudd
Brian Rudd
Understanding developmental-related mechanisms limiting immunity in early life.
David Russell
David Russell
The biology of intracellular infection with emphasis on mycobacteria
Janet Scarlett
Janet Scarlett
Epidemiology of companion-animal diseases; occupation epidemiology
John Schimenti
John Schimenti
Mouse genetics and functional genomics, genomic instability, genetic recombination, genetics of gametogenesis and development, use of ES cells to mutagenize the mouse genome
Donald Schlafer
Donald Schlafer
Reproductive pathology; infectious diseases
Ynte Schukken
Ynte Schukken
Udder health in well-managed dairy herds based on epidemiology and pathobiology
Schwark, Wayne S
Wayne Schwark
Neuropharmacology; veterinary clinical pharmacology
Marci Scidmore
Marci Scidmore
Biology of intracellular infection by the Chlamydia bacterium
Licia Selleri
Licia Selleri
Developmental Genetics; organogenesis; morphogenesis; mouse genetics; congenital disease; models for cleft lip/palate
Geoffrey Sharp
Geoffrey Sharp
Mechanisms of control of insulin secretion and epithelial electrolyte transport
Kenneth Simpson
Kenneth Simpson
Gastroenterology
Donald Smith







Donald Smith
Metabolic alkalosis
Holger Sondermann
Holger Sondermann
Structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics
Michael Stanhope
 Michael Stanhope
Molecular evolution and comparative genomics of infectious disease organisms
Tracy Stokol Tracy Stokol Hematopoietic and hemostatic disorders in animals; mechanisms of cancer metastasis
Susan Suarez
Susan Suarez
Sperm motility regulation and transport in the female reproductive tract
Bud Tennant
Bud Tennant
Comparative gastroenterology
Rory Todhunter
Rory Todhunter
Canine hip dysplasia; genetic linkage analysis; osteoarthritis
Alexander Travis
Alexander Travis
Comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation
Eric Trotter Small-animal orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery

Gerlinde Van de Walle
Gerlinde Van de Walle

alphaherpesvirus pathogenesis, basic biology/immunology of mesencymal stem cells for regenerative therapy, Mammary gland stem cell biology and carcinogenesis.
Susan Wade
Susan Wade
Pathogenesis; epidemiology and diagnosis of parasitic diseases in domestic and wild animals; food and waterborne parasites; zoonoses; lab systems for rearing arthropods; development/modification of tests for parasite diagnosis
Bettina Wagner
Bettina Wagner
Antibody mediated immune mechanisms in infectious disease and vaccination; allergic diseases; neonatal tolerance and allergy predisposition; strategies to develop allergy treatments
Joseph Wakshlag
Joseph Wakshlag
Exercise physiology and obesity metabolism; canine-cancer biology (mast cell and bone neoplasia) and the effects of nutrients and cellular metabolites on cell signaling

Lorin Warnick
Lorin Warnick

Dairy cattle epidemiology; preharvest food safety; Salmonellosis in cattle; infectious disease
Gregory Weiland
Gregory Weiland
Neuropharmacology; receptor mechanisms
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Robert Weiss
Genomic maintenance mechanisms; cell cycle checkpoints; molecular responses to genomic stress; mouse models of genomic instability
Gary Whittaker Gary Whittaker Virology cell biology; biochemistry
Martin Wiedmann
Martin Wiedmann
Molecular pathogenesis of food-borne and zoonotic bacterial diseases
Andrew Yen
Andrew Yen
Leukemia; cell growth and differentiation; oncogenes/genetics
Cornelia Farnum
Cornelia Farnum (emeritus)
Functional anatomy of cartilage and bone
Karel Schat
Karel Schat (emeritus)
Avian virology and immunology