Current Students

ANNETTI_KendallKendall Anetti

Undergraduate
University of Illinois

Research Interests
Minimizing chemotherapy induce intestinal damage by manipulating cell pH and volume

LaurenBorkowskiLauren Borkowski

Undergraduate
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Graduate
Minnesota State University-Mankato

Research Interests
Determining the factors that contribute to various aspects of cardiovascular disease and the impact of exercise on cardiovascular function.

ScottBrownScott Brown

Undergraduate
Northumbria University

Research Interests
I am studying how adenosine 2A receptor expression changes in rats with motor neuron death from intrapleural CTB-saporin injections.

Max Coldren

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri

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

JennaEdwardsJenna Edwards

Undergraduate School
Michigan Technological University

Research Interests
In vivo exploration of heart failure and intervention pathways in a miniature swine model.

goyette2Sandy Goyette

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri

Research Interests
Cancer biology, specifically molecular mechanisms that regulate cancer stem cells, tumor development, and metastasis.

Lori Gutzmann

Undergraduate School
University of Wisconsin
Veterinary School
University of Wisconsin
Graduate School
California Polytechnic State University – SLO
Research Interests
In vitro studies of equine laminitis involving cellular transformations and molecular mechanisms.

TaylorKeltyTaylor Kelty

Undergraduate School
Quincy University

Research Interests
Determining what genetic mechanism is responsible for the decrease in physical activity exhibited by rats after 9 weeks of age
(puberty).

KolterKrigsbyKolter Krigsby

Undergraduate School
Pacific Lutheran University

Research Interests
Determining the behavioral underpinnings behind motivation to exercise, as seen in rats bred for high and low voluntary wheel running.

RayneLimRayne Lim

Undergraduate School
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Research Interest
Pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy as an inflammatory disease.

Jennifer Magnusson

Undergraduate School
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)

Research Interests
The role of serotonin on respiratory chemosensitivity and blood pressure

RuegseggerGreg Ruegsegger

Undergraduate School
Montana State University

Research Interests
Behavioral and molecular outcomes associated with breeding for high and low voluntary running.

bcr539-3Brian Ruyle

Undergraduate School
University of Missouri

Research Interests
Central nervous system regulation of autonomic and ventilatory responses to peripheral chemoreflex activation

Rowenna WoodeRowena Wood

Undergraduate School
Missouri State University

Research Interests
My prior research experience is determining the effect of resveratrol on canine innate immune function.

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