MS and PhD Students

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers rigorous PhD and Master’s degree programs

The college’s graduate programs are based on the principle that advancing animal and human health stems from the same scientific foundation. We provide state-of-the-art PhD and MS training to promote animal, human, and ecosystem health.  Our basic and translational research programs address a broad range of problems affecting production animals, humans, companion animals, and wildlife.  Emphasis areas include pathogenesis of infectious disease agents, inflammation and immunity, microbial genetics, cancer biology, epidemiology, mammalian genomics, and neurobiology. 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 advisers, program faculty, and peers in a supportive and collaborative environment to foster full development of scientific critical thinking skills and experimental methods.

Students work closely with advisers, program faculty, and peers in a supportive and collaborative environment to foster full development of scientific critical thinking skills and experimental methods.

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We are committed to helping students graduate in a timely fashion. Through individualized mentoring, clear timelines, and annual reviews of student progress, the PhD programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine exceed the national averages for life sciences graduate programs.

 

    

                            

For more information about PhD and MS degrees, contact Kate Barry at barry136@umn.edu

 

 

Graduate Student Honors & Awards

 

CVM Graduate Students Win 2015-2016 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
 Carmen Alonso VMED DDF 2 Jo Varshney VMED DDF 2 Xiong Wang CMB DDF 2
Carmen AlonsoJyotika VarshneyXiong Wang

 

We are very pleased to announce that three College of Veterinary Medicine graduate students have been awarded Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship gives the University's most accomplished PhD candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.

Carmen Alonso is a PhD student in VMED, advised by Dr. Montserrat Torremorell and Dr. Peter Davies. Carmen's research focuses on the characterization of particle size ranges that are associated with airborne viruses in swine aerosols, to better understand mechanisms of disease transmission within and between farms.

Jyotika Varshney is a PhD student in VMED, advised by Dr. Subbaya Subramanian and Dr. David Largaespada. Jo conducts comparative research on the overexpression of miR-17-92 microRNAs in canine and human osteosarcoma, the most common primary bone malignancy affecting children, adolescents and young adults.

Xiong Wang is a PhD student in CMB, advised by Dr. Michael Murtaugh. Xiong investigates the evolution of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus and selection mechanisms at the cellular and animal levels, in order to provide basic insights into the effects of vaccination and intentional infection on the evolution of viral virulence.

This is truly an honor for the winners and for our graduate programs. Congratulations to these students and
their advisers on this outstanding recognition.

  

CVM Graduate Student Seminar Series

The CVM Graduate Student Seminars are held in 215 Veterinary Science Building on Thursdays at 12:00 noon.

Click here for the Spring 2016 seminar schedule.

 

 


 

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