Exploring All Avenues for Heart Health

College Avenue separates Patrick Delafontaine, MD, and Doug Bowles, PhD, but a mutual interest in unclogging arteries brought the two together. The dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the chair of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Sciences are collaborating on research that could help prevent heart attacks. For […]

Ruyle Awarded NIH Predoctoral Fellowship to Study Chemoreflex Function

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded Brian Ruyle, a graduate student in the laboratory of Biomedical Sciences Professor Eileen Hasser, PhD, a predoctoral fellowship to study mechanisms of action in the chemoreflex neurocircuitry. The arterial chemo reflex is an essential protective mechanism for adaptive responses to hypoxia.  However, chemoreflex dysfunction, including over-excitation of chemoreflex […]

Bender Receives Grant to Study Mechanisms Underlying Obesity-Associated Cardiovascular Disease

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Shawn Bender, PhD, a five-year, $2.8 million grant. Together with co-investigator Doug Bowles, PhD, professor and chair of Biomedical Sciences, Iris Jaffe, PhD, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Johnathan Tune, PhD, Indiana University, Bender aims to elucidate specific […]

Olver et al Honored with APSselect Designation for Work on Microvascular Insulin Resistance

Dylan Olver, PhD, of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has been honored with a manuscript being chosen as an APSselect article, for the paper, “Microvascular insulin resistance in skeletal muscle and brain occurs early in the development of juvenile obesity in pigs.” Together with a research team from the University of Missouri Biomedical Sciences and […]

Anatomy Group Receives Teaching Enhancement Award

Cathy Kovarik, DVM, PhD, David Cross, DVM, PhD, and Brian Frappier, DVM, PhD, teaching faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, have received a Teaching Enhancement Award for their grant, “Developing an instructional video to aid in the dissection of the equine distal limb.” The anatomy of the equine distal limb is complex, yet extremely […]

Mizzou Multi-Disciplinary Team Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Better Cardiovascular Stents

Public/private partnership to develop new device could revolutionize cardiovascular disease treatment It is common for blockages to develop in arteries that carry blood to the heart, which can lead to heart attack and other serious heart diseases. Stents are small, expandable metal mesh tubes that are inserted in blocked heart arteries during a heart catheterization […]

Grisanti To Join Biomedical Sciences Faculty

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Laurel Grisanti has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the department of Biomedical Sciences, and will begin on September 1. Dr. Grisanti will join our teaching faculty, as well as bring a strong research program with her. Dr. Grisanti’s recent research focusing on cardioprotective signaling through G protein-coupled […]

CVM’s Rosenfeld Chosen for Review Board of Prestigious NIH Science Journal

Cheryl S. Rosenfeld, an associate professor of biomedical sciences at MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), has been named to the editorial review board of the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives. A monthly peer-reviewed journal of research and news, Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is published with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, […]

Biomed Undergraduate Receives National Fellowship

Maloree Khan, a senior biochemistry major and undergraduate researcher in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Biomedical Sciences Department, was awarded a summer research fellowship from the American Physiological Society (APS). Khan, a dean’s list student from St. Louis, received an APS STRIDE Fellowship. The STRIDE program — Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity […]

Students Recognize Kovarik’s Teaching Expertise

College of Veterinary Medicine Biomedical Sciences Associate Teaching Professor Cathleen Kovarik was recently honored with a Golden Aesculapius Award. Every year students in each of the CVM classes vote for an outstanding teacher. Kovarik, DVM, PhD, was recognized by the Class of 2020 during the college’s annual Honors Banquet as their choice for this years’s […]