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 registration therein; 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 Bacterial 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: VTPB 405 and VTPB 409; 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 454/MARB 454 Ornamental Fish Health Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Maintenance and health care of ornamental fish in closed recirculating systems; aquariology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, immunology, infectious and noninfectious diseases, checklists, quarantine procedures and health maintenance of ornamental fish.
Prerequisites: VTPB 405 or BIOL 351; BICH 410 or MARS 360; junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: MARB 454.

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, Senior Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1964

Amstalden, Katia, Research Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
MS, Texas A&M University, 2003

Arenas, Angela, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2007

Ball, Judith, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Louisiana State University, 1990

Brightsmith, Donald, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Duke University, 1999

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

Clubb, Fred, Clinical Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Auburn University, 1971

Cook, Walter, Clinical Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Wyoming, 1999

Craig, Thomas, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Colorado State University, 1961

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

Dangoudoubiyam, Sriveny, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Purdue University, 2009

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

Diaz Delgado, Josue, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Universidad De Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2013

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

Edwards, Erin, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Georgia, 2014

Edwards, John, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, The Ohio State University, 1974

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

Ficht, Thomas, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Columbia University, 1980

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

Hensel, Martha, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Ohio State University, 2013

Hernandez, Annalisa, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
BS, Loyola University New Orleans, 2010

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

Holman, Patricia, Research Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 1994

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

Johnson, Mark, Clinical Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
BS, Texas A&M University, 1986

Kier, Ann, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Texas A&M University, 1974

Krecek, Rosina, Visiting Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
JD, University of Pretoria, 1985

Lawhon, Sara, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, North Carolina State University, 2003

Levine, Gwendolyn, Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
BS, Cornell University, 2001

Logan, Linda, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of California-Davis, 1987

Lopez Perez, Franklin, Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena, 2004

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

Mansell, Karen, Clinical Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Florida, 1989

McCormack, Kimberly, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Oklahoma State University, 2012

Minard, Holly, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Missouri, 2013

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

Musser, Jeffrey, Clinical Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1989

Mwangi, Waithaka, Associate Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Washington State University, 2002

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

Nabity, Mary, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2010

Norman, Keri, Research Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2010

O'Brien, Maureen, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
BS, Ohio State University, 2006

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

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

Plumlee, Quinci, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Oklahoma State University, 2014

Pool, Roy, Clinical Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of California, 1967

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

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

Rech, Raquel, Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), 2007

Reddy, Sanjay, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Maryland, College Park, 1994

Rice, Laura, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Kansas State University, 2015

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

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

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

Rogovskyy, Artem, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Washington State University, 2014

Russell, Karen, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1990

Scott, Harvey, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Saskatchewan, 1988

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

Seelye, Stacie, Assistant Lecturer
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Colorado State University, 2013

Smith, Briony, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
BS, The Ohio State University, 2010

Smith, Roger, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Baylor College of Medicine, 1984

Snowden, Karen, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Auburn University, 1979

Stoica, Gheorghe, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Michigan State University, 1984

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

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

Tizard, Ian, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, University of Edinburg, 1965

Vail, Krystal, Veterinary Resident
Veterinary Pathobiology
BS, Florida A&M University, 2005

Waghela, Suryakant, Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
DVM, Washington State University, 1989

Weeks, Bradley, Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Kansas State University, 1988

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

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