McBaine detects ovarian cancer tissue.

Early Detection

Detecting ovarian cancer early can have a great impact on overall survival. Penn Vet working dogs train in ovarian cancer detection.

Mouse microbiome and maternal stress

Neuroscience & Stress

Dr. Bale's lab studies how the mouse microbiome and maternal stress affect mouse pups.

Developing mouse models of stress sensitivity

Stress Sensitivity

Research in Animal Biology studies the roots of neurospsychiatric disease.

Discovering the basis of brain disease

Brain Disease

The mouse brain is a model to study brain disease in animals and humans.

Neuropsychiatric disease and stress pathway dysregulation

Stress Pathway Dysregulation

Stress pathway disregulation is a common symptom of many diseases such as autism.

Neuroscience and neurobehavioral sciences


Animal Biology researchers study neuroscience with state of the art technology.

Student Research Day

Student Research Day

Students present their research projects to faculty in oral and poster presentations.

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Research breakthroughs every day

Research breakthroughs every day

At Penn Vet, we see things differently.

Investigating the microbiome

Investigating the microbiome

Probing genetic elements and environmental interactions.

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Understanding the nature of disease

Understanding the nature of disease

Advancing the field of veterinary science.


At Penn Vet, our challenge is how to advance the field of veterinary medicine, and by extension, all science.

Our faculty are leaders in their areas of specialty, and have made significant contributions through their research to global health. Several of our faculty are dually appointed with Penn Medicine, as well as other schools and programs at the University of Pennsylvania. Many work collaboratively with other institutions here in the United States and throughout the world. 

Explore this section and learn about the groundbreaking research taking place at Penn Vet that affects animals and humans alike.