MS and PhD Students
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 28 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States. In addition to offering a professional degree in veterinary medicine, the college offers master’s (MS) and doctoral (PhD) degrees.
The college’s graduate programs are based on the principle that advancing animal and human health stems from the same scientific foundation. We provide MS and PhD training at the intersection of animal, human, and ecosystem health. Students can earn MS and PhD degrees in Veterinary Medicine and in Comparative and Molecular Biosciences. A combined PhD/DVM program is also offered.
Students work closely with advisors, program faculty, and peers in a supportive and collaborative environment to foster full development of scientific critical thinking skills and experimental methods.
For more information about PhD and MS degrees, contact Kate Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CVM Graduate Program News
Carmen Alonso Wins Distinguished Master's Thesis Award
We are pleased to announce that Carmen Alonso, MS, has been awarded the University of Minnesota Distinguished Master's Thesis Award for her work "Epidemiological and Economic Implications of Air Filtation Systems to Prevent PRRSV in Large Sow Herds." Carmen's thesis will also be nominated for the 2014 Midwest Association of Graduate Schools Distinguished Master's Thesis Award. Carmen completed her MS in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and is currently a PhD student in Veterinary Medicine. Her adviser is Dr. Peter Davies. Congratulations Carmen!
MnDRIVE Global Food Initiative Fellowships Awarded to CVM Graduate Students
We are pleased to announce that Carlos Diaz, Xi Guo, and Nandita Mirajkar have been awarded one of the inaugural MnDRIVE Global Food Initiative Fellowships for 2014. This new State of Minnesota-University partnership seeks to develop integrated approaches to ensuring a sustainable, safe and resilient global food system from farm to fork. Central to this initiative is workforce building of professionals and leaders in agricultural and food industries. Congratulations!
Points of Pride Research Day Poster Winners
The College of Veterinary Medicine held the annual Points of Pride Research Day on October 2, 2013. Over 40 CVM graduate students presented posters. VMED PhD students Jyotika Varshney (advised by Dr. Subbaya Subramanian), Nandita Mirajkar (advised by Dr. Connie Gebhart), and Raffaella Teixeira (advised by Dr. Molly McCue) were recognized with first place awards for outstanding poster presentations. Each receives $300 with the first place prize.
Nandita Mirajkar Wins Young Scientist Award
Congratulations to Veterinary Medicine PhD Student Nandita Mirajkar (advised by Dr. Connie Gebhart) who recently won the Young Scientist Award at the 6th Annual International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetal Infections in Surrey, UK. Nandita was also awarded a Trainee Travel Award for the 56th Annual Conference of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians in San Diego, California. Both awards were for oral presentations on her work with Brachyspira infections in swine herds.
7th International Conference on Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases
Two CVM Graduate Students gave oral presentations at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases in Cambridge, MA. Jyotika Varshney, PhD student in Veterinary Medicine, (advised by Dr. Subbaya Subramanian) presented her work ""Progression by targeting tumor suppressor driver genes". Eva Furrow, PhD student in Comparative and Molecular Biosciences (advised by Dr. Ned Patterson) presented her work "Genome-wide association study of calcium oxalate urolithiasis in the miniature schnauzer."
Kevin Lang Awarded USDA Fellowship
Congratulations to Kevin Lang, PhD student with Dr. Tim Johnson, who was recently awarded a 2 year USDA NIFA Fellowship for his work on antibiotic resistance plasmids.