The Department of Pathobiological Sciences (PBS) makes significant contributions to the School of Veterinary Medicine through its research and teaching programs for professional, graduate, and undergraduate students.
Research programs in PBS place a major focus on infectious diseases caused by bacteria, parasites, and viruses and immunity to these infectious agents. Faculty publish their research results in many scientific journals and books, and the excellence of this work has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for more than 30 years.
This research excellence continues to bring funding to the department from multiple public and private sources. Certain projects are continuations of studies that originated with faculty in the Department of Veterinary Science, which was housed on the UW-Madison campus for approximately 70 years prior to the opening of school in 1983.
Faculty and staff contribute directly to clinical and diagnostic service programs through the UW Veterinary Care teaching hospital and indirectly through personnel in the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory who have appointments in the department. Select faculty also have clinical and diagnostic service responsibilities at the Research Animal Resources Center and the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center.
Departmental faculty serve on numerous school and university committees. They also serve on editorial boards for professional journals, grant review panels, special national and international research committees, and national professional organizations.
To highlight their latest findings, some members of our department maintain individual lab websites, which are listed below. For more information on all of our scientists and their areas of expertise, please visit the PBS faculty & staff profiles page.