Current Students

Ruwaida Ben Musa Ruwaida Ben Musa

Undergraduate School
M.D., University of Tripoli, Libya

Post-graduate
M.S., Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Research Interests
Studying the role of serotonin deficiency in sudden infant death syndrome as influenced by respiratory dysfunction and bradycardia.

LaurenBorkowskiLauren Borkowski

Undergraduate
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Graduate
M.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato

Research Interests
Determining the mechanisms that contribute to the preservation and restoration of respiration following motor neuron death and how accessory respiratory muscle groups compensate for loss of diaphragmatic output.

Scott Brown

Undergraduate
Northumbria University, UK

Research Interests
I am studying the role of the endothelial cell mineralocorticoid receptor in recovery from hind limb ischemia.

Max Coldren

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri

Research Interests
Central nervous system regulation of blood pressure and efferent sympathetic nerve activity.

Shannon KellyShannon Kelly

Undergraduate School
Furman University

Graduate School
M.S., St. Louis University

Research Interests 
Therapeutic interventions in a large animal model of heart failure

Taylor Kelty

Undergraduate School
Quincy University

Research Interests
Determining the molecular mechanisms by which resistance training can improve cognition in a model of mild cognitive impairment.

Nathan Kerr Nathan Kerr

Undergraduate School
Pittsburg State, Kansas

Research Interests
Elucidating the changes that occur in brain plasticity, as well as the brown adipose tissue, after participation in a resistance training regimen.

RayneLimRayne Lim

Undergraduate School
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research Interest
Pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy as an inflammatory disease.

Xuansong MaoXuansong Mao

Undergraduate School
Soochow University, China

Graduate School
Auburn University, USA

Post-graduate
M.S., Auburn University, Alabama

Research Interests
Genetic determinants of voluntary wheel running based on lab rodent selective breeding model, as well as aging induced reduction in running. 

Jacob RussellJacob Russell

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri, Columbia

Research Interests
Role of Aldosterone/RECK in adverse remodeling of the heart.

Nishant Sinha Nishant Sinha

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri, Columbia

Research Interests
Understanding pathological pathways causing blindness and developing molecular interventions.

Toby ThomasToby Thomas

Undergraduate School
Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Research Interests
Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Failure & Immunomodulation after Cardiac Injury.  

Rowenna WoodeRowena Wood

Undergraduate School
Missouri State University

Post-graduate
DVM at MU College of Veterinary Medicine

Research Interests
My research explores the molecular mechanisms by which cystic fibrosis-causing mutations lead to intestinal barrier dysfunction, inflammation, and increased gastrointestinal cancer risk.

Current Student Statistics

  • Average undergraduate GPA of 3.4
  • Average GRE score of 1100
  • Average TOEFL score of 246 (computer-based)
  • 12% from in-state and 64% from out of state
  • 24% international students
  • 53% female and 47% male
  • 41% had an advanced degree (MS or DVM) before entering our program

Title

Problems in Vet Biomedical Science

Number

7085

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

Typically Offered

Fall & Winter

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

Varied

Description

Selected problems and/or topics for advanced study in special areas to meet the needs of individual students.

Section1: Dr. Rubin

Section 2: STAFF

Section 3: Dr. Tsika

Section 4: Dr. Reddy

Section 5: Dr. Hale

Title

Cytology, Histology and Organology of Domestic Animals I

Number

7302

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

23300

Typically Offered

Fall

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

3

Description

Detailed study of the structure and function of the cell, basic tissues (epithelium, connective tissue, muscle, nervous tissue) and several organ systems (cardiovascular, lymphatic, integument, digestive, visual, auditory) of domestic mammals and birds.

Title

Embryology & Development of Domestic Animals

Number

7307

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

23301

Typically Offered

Fall

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

2

Description

Developmental anatomy of domestic animals. Special written report and/or review required.

Title

Veterinary Cell Biology

Number

7333

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

23302

Typically Offered

Fall

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

4

Description

(Same as Veterinary Biomedical Science 5506) Course material stresses cell biology as related to animal health and medical issues. A comprehensive course with an overview of molecular and biochemical issues of cell function, especially as related to medicine and the underlying molecular causes of disease.

Title

Problems in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Number

8085

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

SEE LIST BELOW

Typically Offered

Fall

Prerequisites

Graduate Standing

Credit Hours

Varied

Description

Selected problems and/or topics for advanced study in special areas to meet the needs of individual students.

Section 7: “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Biomedical Science” (Dr. Bowles)

Section 8: Anatomy – Graduate level (Dr. Constantinescu)

Title

Research in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Number

8090

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

Typically Offered

Fall & Winter

Prerequisites

Credit Hours

Varied

Description

Open to MASTER’S graduate students with requisite preparation. Research expected to be presented as a thesis. Graded on an S/U basis only.

Section 1: Dr. Rubin

Section 2: Dr. Laughlin

Section 3: Dr. Heesch

Section 4: Dr. Reddy

Section 5: Dr. Booth

Section 6: Dr. Bowles

Section 7: Dr. Brown

Section 8: Dr. Clarke

Section 9: Dr. Hamilton

Section 10: Dr. Hasser

Section 11: Dr. Hyder

Section 12: Dr. Heesch

Section 13: Dr. Kovarik

Section 14: Dr. Schadt

Section 15: Dr. Terjung

Section 16: STAFF

Section 17: STAFF

Section 18: Dr. Rosenfeld

Section 19: STAFF

Title

Advanced Microscopic Anatomy

Number

8409

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

014913

Typically Offered

Fall

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

Varied

Description

Advanced study of selected topics in vertebrate microscopic anatomy. Special report required.

Title

Seminar in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Number

8410

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

014919

Typically Offered

Fall & Winter

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

1

Description

Presentation and discussion of investigations and topics in veterinary anatomy-physiology or related fields by qualified students, instructors and guests. Students can take up to 4 credit hours of seminar, pre-comp exam.

Title

Veterinary Physiology

Number

8420/8421

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

015224

Typically Offered

Fall

Prerequisites

BIOCHM 4270 & 4272

Credit Hours

6

Description

Systematic physiology for graduate students with primary interest in animals other than human beings. Function of nerve, muscle, circulatory, renal and respiratory systems.

Title

Research in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Number

8450

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

014921

Typically Offered

Fall & Winter

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

Varied

Description

Open to graduate students with requisite preparation. Research expected to be presented as a thesis.

Title

Research in Veterinary Biomedical Science

Number

9090

Offered FS06

Yes

Reference Number

Typically Offered

Fall & Winter

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

Varied

Description

Open to DOCTORAL graduate students with requisite preparation. Research expected to be presented as a thesis.

Section 1: Douglas Bowles

Section 2: Frank Booth

Section 3: Mary Beth Brown

Section 4: Lane Clarke

Section 5: STAFF

Section 6: Marc Hamilton

Section 7: Eileen Hasser

Section 8: Cheryl Heesch

Section 9: Salman Hyder

Section 10: Cathleen Kovarik

Section 11: M. Harold Laughlin

Section 12: STAFF

Section 13: Chada Reddy

Section 14: Cheryl Rosenfeld

Section 15: Leona Rubin

Section 16: STAFF

Section 17: Ronald Terjung

Title

Microvascular Circulatory Function

Number

9425

Offered FS08

Yes

Reference Number

Typically Offered

Fall

Prerequisites

Consent Required

Credit Hours

3

Description

An in-depth study of microcirculatory structure and function in various tissues with emphasis on recent developments in the understanding of the mechanisms involved in nutrient supply, edema formation, lymphatic function and fluid balance.

Tentative speakers include: Drs. Huxley, Korthuis, Segal, Bowles, M. Davis, Hill, G. Davis and Martinez-Lemus