Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

PUB/CVM VBS-Yuying-Liang

The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department educates students in the biomedical sciences; discovers new knowledge about animal and human health and disease through scientific research; translates new knowledge into useful applications; and communicates knowledge to health professionals, animal producers, industry, and scientists.


Areas of research excellence include infectious diseases, animal genomics, and neurosciences. Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences faculty members are experts in biomedicine, studying the molecular and cellular basis of microbial pathogenesis; sequencing the genomes of microbial pathogens; constructing genetic and physical maps of swine, turkey, and horse genomes; and developing assays to assess animal health.


Faculty members teach the basic sciences of the veterinary curriculum, including microbiology and molecular biology techniques. They work extensively with students in the comparative and molecular sciences graduate program, which trains students in basic and comparative research in the mechanisms of animal and human health and disease.


The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department provides service and expert advice to the Veterinary Medical Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, as well as to practicing veterinarians and producer groups.


205 Veterinary Science
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: 612-625-5255

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