Department of Veterinary Pathobiology

VTPB 212 Genetics in the News

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Use of contemporary news articles from the popular press to delve into the science of genetics and genomics and their methodologies to gain a deeper understanding of how data is analyzed and interpreted leading to news headlines.
Prerequisites: Sophomore classification or approval of instructor; high school or college course in biology recommended.

VTPB 221 Great Diseases of the World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Great infectious and parasitic diseases; introduction to the major diseases affecting humans and other mammals including plague, tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria.
Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore classification.

VTPB 285 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed individual study of selected problems in microbiology, parasitology, immunology, genetics or pathology as approved by instructor.
Prerequisites: Approval of department head; freshman or sophomore classification.

VTPB 289 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of veterinary pathobiology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Freshman classification.

VTPB 301/WFSC 327 Wildlife Diseases

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic mechanisms of diseases as they occur in wildlife populations; interplay of habitat requirements, individual physiological requirements and disease producing mechanisms of varied wildlife species.
Prerequisite: Junior classification or approval of department head.
Cross Listing: WFSC 327/VTPB 301.

VTPB 303 Medical Communication in the International Community

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

To develop an awareness that there is a culture associated with the practice of veterinary and human medicine in other countries.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

VTPB 334 Poultry Diseases

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Poultry sanitation and diseases. Prevention and control of environmental, nutritional, parasitic and contagious diseases.
Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and BIOL 123; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 404 Amazon Field School

Credits 4. 4 Lecture Hours.

Investigation of social and ecological complexities of biodiversity conservation in tropical ecosystems; biological and social science approaches to evaluate causes, consequences and solutions to biodiversity loss through ecology, culture and governance.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: RPTS 454 and WFSC 454.

VTPB 405 Biomedical Microbiology

Credits 5. 3 Lecture Hours. 5 Lab Hours.

Fundamentals of bacteriology, mycology, virology, infectious diseases, immunology and identification of pathogenic microorganisms.
Prerequisite: Junior classification in a biological science.

VTPB 407 Advanced Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 4 Lab Hours.

Modular course (one credit per module) that covers immunological and molecular techniques used with bacteria, parasites and viruses in animals for diagnostic and identification purposes.
Prerequisites: VTPB 405, VTPB 409 and VTPB 438 or concurrent enrollment; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 408 Clinical Microbiology

Credits 4. 2 Lecture Hours. 5 Lab Hours.

Practical application of clinical bacteriology and mycology; laboratory identification of pathogenic organisms.
Prerequisites: VTPB 405; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 409 Introduction to Immunology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Diverse concepts relative to immunologic mechanisms inherent to domestic and laboratory animals.
Prerequisite: Advanced classification.

VTPB 410 Cell Mechanisms of Disease

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Mechanisms, morphologic manifestations and clinical signs of disease processes at the cellular level.
Prerequisites: VTPP 423 or concurrent enrollment; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 412 Techniques of Clinical Pathology

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Theory and pathophysiologic principles underlying laboratory evaluation of disease states; principles of analytical methods with applications in the contemporary biomedical laboratory considered, using selected hematology and clinical chemistry techniques as examples.
Prerequisites: CHEM 228 and CHEM 238; VTPP 423; senior classification in biomedical science or approval of instructor.

VTPB 415 Immunogenetics and Comparative Immunology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Genetic mechanisms used to diversify immune receptors; immunoglobulins, T cell receptors, major histocompatibility complex, natural killer cell receptors, toll-like receptors and many others; selected comparative and veterinary examples of different immune recognition systems; evolution of the immune system.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification, GENE 320/BIMS 320 and VTPB 409 or approval of instructor.

VTPB 421 Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Pathogenesis of selected bacterial pathogens of humans and animals; bacterial virulence factors, host immune responses; current concepts of extracellular, facultative intracellular and obligate intracellular bacterial diseases.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.

VTPB 438 Biomedical Virology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Fundamental study of nature and characteristics of human and animal viruses; classification, morphology, chemical structure, ability to cause disease and nature of resulting disease.
Prerequisite: 3 hours of microbiology or approval of instructor.

VTPB 452 Clinical Veterinary Mycology

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Practical application of clinical mycology; laboratory identification of important fungal and actinomycotic organisms.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; VTPB 405 or approval of instructor.

VTPB 485 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Directed individual study of selected problems in microbiology, parasitology, immunology, genetics or pathology as approved by instructor.
Prerequisites: Approval of department head; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 487/BIOL 487 Biomedical Parasitology

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Helminth and protozoan parasites of medical and veterinary importance; life cycles, morphology, taxonomic classification, economic and public health aspects and current topics in parasitic diseases.
Prerequisites: BIOL 107 or BIOL 114; junior classification or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: BIOL 487/VTPB 487.

VTPB 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of microbiology, pathology, genetics, immunology, parasitology, or physiological chemistry. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of department head.

Adams, Leslie G,
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1968
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1964

Arenas, Angela M, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007
DVM, La Salle University, Colombia, 2002

Azevedo, Carolina P, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Louisiana State University, 2015

Brightsmith, Donald J, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Duke University, 1999

Chaki, Sankar P, Research Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (Vidysagar University), 2005

Clubb Jr, Fred J, Clinical Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Alabama - Birmingham, 1983
DVM, Auburn University, 1971

Cook, Walter E, Clinical Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Wyoming, 1999
DVM, University of California - Davis, 1994

Criscitiello, Michael F, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Miami, 2003

Derr, James N, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1990

Dindot, Scott V, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2003

Esteve-Gasent, Maria D, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Universidad de Valencia, Spain, 2003

Fratzke, Alycia P, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of California-Davis, 2016

Friedemann, Molly C, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Minnesota, 2016

Gold, Randi M, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Hillhouse, Andrew E, Research Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010

Jeter, Elizabeth A, Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1982

Johnson, Mark C, Clinical Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1988

Kiehl, Whitney M, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Mississippi State University, 2017

Kier, Ann B, Senior Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1979
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1974

Krecek, Rosina C, Visiting Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Pretoria, 1985

Lau, Carmen H, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Iowa State University, 2017

Lawhon, Sara D, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, North Carolina State University, 2003
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1997

Levine, Gwendolyn J, Clinical Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2006

Locke, Unity B, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Cambridge, 2008

Logan, Linda L, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of California-Davis, 1987
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1976

Lupiani, Blanca M, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Maryland-College Park, 1994

Moore, Erica J, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Florida, 2016

Mulenga, Albert, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Hokkaido University, 1999

Musser, Jeffrey M, Clinical Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, North Carolina State University, 2000
DVM, Virginia Tech, 1989

Myers, Alexandra N, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2015

Nabity, Mary B, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2010
DVM, Cornell University, 2002

Omran, Mohamed T, Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1995

Payne, Susan L, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Louisiana State University, 1983

Ploeg, Richard J, Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
MVM, University of Queensland, 2001

Porter, Brian F, Clinical Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1992

Puschett, Jules B, Research Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
MD, University of Pennsylvania, 1959

Rech, Raquel R, Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), 2007
DVM, Santa Catarina State University, 1999

Reddy, Sanjay M, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Maryland, College Park, 1994
DVM, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India, 1986

Richert, Anita T, Veterinary Resident Instructor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Purdue University, 2015

Rivera, Gonzalo M, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Cornell University, 2002
DVM, National University of Rio Cuarto, Argentina, 1988

Rodrigues Hoffmann, Aline, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2011

Rogovskyy, Artem S, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Washington State University, 2014
DVM, National Agricultural University, 2001

Russell, Karen E, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, North Carolina State University, 1997
DVM, Virginia Tech, 1990

Schlemmer, Samantha N, Veterinary Resident Instructor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Florida, 2014

Scott, Harvey M, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Guelph, 1998
DVM, University of Saskatchewan, 1988

Seabury, Christopher M, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2004

Smith, Briony D, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, The Ohio State University, 2015

Stranahan, Lauren W, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, North Carolina State University, 2016

Taylor, Brianne M, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Colorado State University, 2017

Threadgill, David W, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1989

Threadgill, Deborah S, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1990

Tizard, Ian R, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Cambridge, 1969
BVMS, University of Edinburg, 1965

Turner, Kenneth E, Lab Instructor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Pennsylvania, 1992

Vemulapalli, Ramesh, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Maryland, 1996
BVSc, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India, 1986

Vemulapalli, Tracy H, Clinical Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1998

Weeks, Bradley R, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Kansas State University, 1988
DVM, Oklahoma State University, 1983

Womack, James E, Senior Distinguished Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Oregon State University, 1968

Zhu, Guan, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Georgia, 1993