The animal biotechnology & biomedical sciences (ABBS) program provides rigorous and comprehensive training at the graduate level through the Department of Veterinary & Animal Sciences. The general requirements for the MS and PhD degrees in animal biotechnology & biomedical sciences are those of the Graduate School.

The ABBS graduate program offers research opportunities that foster creative excellence, technical mastery, intellectual independence, and expertise in the field of molecular and cellular biology. Our faculty members’ research encompass areas of immunology, infectious disease, developmental biology, reproductive biology, and toxicology. Research topics focus on issues directly relevant to humans and agriculturally important animals. The strong commitment of our faculty members to quality graduate education is evidenced by the continued placement of ABBS graduates in excellent career and postdoctoral positions.