School of Molecular Biosciences
Dr. Doug Call (back left) from VMP,
and Dr. Mike Konkel (front right)
from SMB work with doctoral students
Dan Erwin (front left) and
Jason Neal-McKinney (back
Since joining the College of Veterinary Medicine in July
School of Molecular
Biosciences has become a larger group of
biomedical research scientists with a greater pool
of scientific resources. With the help of caring
friends like you, we are able to remain on the
cutting-edge of infectious disease diagnostics,
reproductive health, and understanding the effects
of DNA repair on diseases such as cancer.
Our researchers have made significant genomic-based discoveries in several
areas including DNA repair, tumor biology, infectious disease, molecular
genetics, protein folding, and environmental agents that affect reproduction and
development. These discoveries have created promising avenues for
identification of new medically relevant therapeutic targets and agents. SMB
scientists have also invented new point-of-care diagnostics for managing human
and animal infections that impose significant health and economic burdens.
The school also has a large group of reproductive biology faculty who are
internationally renowned for their scholarship and leadership. These highly
visible scientists are leading the way in furthering our understanding of
fertility problems in humans and animals.
See the 2010 fall edition of the
Executive Report to read about how collaboration between scientists in the
SMB is helping to
answer questions in biomedical research.