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 3. 3 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 107 or BIOL 111; junior or senior classification.

VTPB 405 Biomedical Microbiology

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 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 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Conceptual basis for understanding pathogenic microorganisms and the mechanisms by which they cause disease in the human body; operates in an integrated manner with the spectrum of microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, describing the factors common to all infectious diseases; molecular biology, pathology and immunology explain the mechanisms for spread, immune response and recovery.
Prerequisites: VTPB 405 or BIOL 456 and VTPB 409 or BIOL 454.

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: CHEM 227 and CHEM 228, or equivalent; junior or senior classification; biomedical sciences major, biomedical engineering major or related field.

VTPB 411 One Health and Tropical Ecology

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Traditional lectures, guest lectures, field excursions, field laboratories, discussions, readings, student oral presentations and case studies; form and function of healthy ecosystems, various forms of ecosystem perturbation and how perturbations influence ecosystem, animal, and human health.

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 460 Mammalian Cell Pathobiology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Cell signaling and organelle perspective of pathogenesis, mechanisms leading to a disease state; fundamental understanding of structural and functional properties of mammalian cells; molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying health-disease transitions.
Prerequisites: BIOL 111 and BIOL 112, junior or senior classification 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, Senior Professor
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

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

Bryan, Laura K, Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Texas A&M University, 2018
DVM, University of Georgia, 2011

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, 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

Gomes Verocai, Guilherme, Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Calgary, 2015
DVM, Instituto de Veterinaria-Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, 2005

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

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

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

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

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

Rech, Raquel R, Clinical Associate 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

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

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

Subashchandrabose, Sargurunathan, Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, Michigan State University, 2011
BVSc, Madras Veterinary College Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, 2005

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

Wiener, Dominique Judith, Clinical Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathobiology
PHD, University of Bern, Switzerland, 2011
DVM, University of Bern, 2010

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

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