2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

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Jane Christopher-Hennings, Department Head
Christopher Chase, Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory 105, Box 2175
E-mail: christopher.chase@sdstate.edu

Animal infectious disease and biomedical research in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science offer outstanding students the opportunity to conduct basic and/or applied research at both the M.S. and Ph.D. degree level in infectious disease. Students have the opportunity to conduct research in a variety of disciplines with SDSU scientists while earning advanced degrees in one Biological Science. This program has a unique mission, with the primary focus of the research directed to the mechanisms of infectious diseases of food producing animals following infections with bacteria, viruses or parasites. The program uses multidisciplinary approaches. Cooperating scientists work on biological, biochemical and immunological components of animal disease systems involving the host, environment and pathogen in the areas of molecular virology, molecular biology and recombinant DNA technology, developmental diagnostics, cellular immunology, parasitology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics and physiology.

Graduate Faculty

Christopher Chase, Professor
Jane Christopher-Hennings, Department Head and Professor
Diego Diel, Assistant Professor
Alan Erickson, Professor
Michael Hildreth, Professor
Larry Holler, Professor
Radhey Kaushik, Professor
David Knudsen, Professor
Feng Li, Professor
Eric Nelson, Professor
Angela Pillatzki, Assistant Professor
Joy Scaria, Assistant Professor
Alan Young, Professor


Master’s Degrees

Doctoral Degrees

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