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Animal Biology

Historically, the DepartmePenn Vet's Animal Biology faculty study cellular interactions.nt of Animal Biology at Penn Vet is recognized as one of the premier basic science departments in veterinary medicine. Our research has had a major global impact on experimental biology and medicine. Animal Biology anchors veterinary education within the larger context of "One Medicine" and tightly links the school with Penn's biomedical community.


The department has 21 tenure track and three research track faculty.

Contact Animal Biology

For questions about our department, please contact:

Colleen McEntee, Staff Assistant
Department of Animal Biology
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-898-7790
Fax: 215-573-6810

Faculty Focus

Ellen Puré, PhD, Chair, Animal Biology, Penn Vet

Ellen Puré, PhD
Chair, Animal Biology
Grace Lansing Lambert Professor of Biomedical Science

Research: Tumor microenvironment, cellular and molecular basis of inflammation and fibrosis

Learn more about Dr. Puré...

Animal Biology: Research Positions

If you are interested in a research position in Penn Vet's Animal Biology Department, visit our Open Positions page.