Student Researchers Capture Grants

Two MU students working with Department of Biomedical Sciences researchers have been awarded grants to support their studies. Jake Young, a senior majoring in biological sciences with a minor in psychological sciences, was one of six recipients of an American Physiological Society (APS) 2016 Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowships. The fellowship program awards a $4,000 stipend […]

Students Recognize BMS Faculty for Teaching Excellence

MU College of Veterinary Medical students recently honored two faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Sciences with teaching awards. Each year students in each of the four academic classes select an outstanding teacher to receive a Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award. The awards are presented during the college’s annual Honors Banquet. The winner for the […]

Continued Excellence in Teaching and Research

Congratulations to Dr. Frank Booth for receiving a 2016 Gold Chalk Award for recognition of his contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students!               Congratulations also to Dr. Nicole Nichols for her recent Richard Wallace Faculty Incentive Grant Award for a proposal entitled, “A novel […]

Harmful Bacteria May Hide in Semen

Scientists have discovered a microbiome in the reproductive tract of male mice that harbors potentially harmful bacteria. Bacteria found in this specialized microbiome may pass from father to offspring, where it may lead to later disease risk, such as obesity. In fathers, some bacteria may initiate diseases, such as prostatitis, that can lead to prostate […]

MU Researchers Investigate Sleep Apnea and Hypertension Connection

Three MU College of Veterinary Medicine Biomedical Sciences researchers are taking a “team science” approach to learn how obstructive sleep apnea leads to hypertension and whether that response can be mitigated through therapeutic intervention. Eileen Hasser, PhD, Cheryl Heesch, PhD, and David Kline, PhD, are partnering on a study funded by the Heart, Lung and […]

Graduate Students Awarded Fellowships to Support Biomedical Sciences Research

Three graduate students in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences recently received fellowships to support their research projects. The American Heart Association awarded a predoctoral fellowship to Greg Ruegsegger and a postdoctoral fellowship to T. Dylan Olver. Jessica Hiemstra received the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award from the […]

Doug Bowles to Lead CVM’s Department of Biomedical Sciences

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Neil C. Olson recently named Doug Bowles, PhD, as the chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. His appointment follows a national search to replace Harold Laughlin who retired after serving as the department chairman for 23 years. Bowles has been the associate chair of the department […]

Mucus is Retained in Cystic Fibrosis Patients’ Cells, Leads to Potentially Deadly Infections

Finding could lead to treatments for cystic fibrosis   Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects one out of every 3,000 children in populations of Northern European descent. One of the key signs of cystic fibrosis is that mucus lining the lungs, pancreas and other organs is too sticky, which makes it difficult for […]

BMS Faculty Members Receive Grant to Study Exercise in Miniature Swine with Heart Failure

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Craig A. Emter, PhD, a five-year, $1.8 million grant. Emter is an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. The co-investigators are M. Harold Laughlin, PhD, professor and chair of biomedical sciences, and Michael Hill, […]

Baines Receives NHLBI Grant to Study Cardiac Disease

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health recently awarded Chris Baines, PhD, a five-year, $1,865,250 grant. Baines is an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine and an investigator at the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. Baines’ research studies proteins that regulate an entity known […]