Penn Vet | Biomedical Sciences
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
The Lengner laboratory is studying the deletion of a tumor suppressor gene called APC, whose loss is thought to initiate the vast majority of colorectal cancers.

Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at Penn Vet is recognized as one of the premier basic biomedical research departments in veterinary medicine. Our faculty are conducting innovative research into the mechanisms underlying diseases, which will lead to improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment of veterinary and human patients. Our research is well integrated with other basic, translational and clinical research efforts within:

  • Our Mission

    To perform cutting-edge research to advance our knowledge of physiologic processes and the mechanistic basis of disease, to deliver an outstanding basic science curriculum to veterinary students and disseminate knowledge gained through our discoveries so they can be applied to improve health.

  • Areas of Research Focus
    • Normal & Malignant Stem Cell Niches 

    • Cell Fate Decisions

    • Cancer Biology/Oncology
    • Germ Cell Biology and Reproductive Medicine/Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

    • Diseases of Aging, Metabolism and Mitochondria
    • Inflammatory and Fibrotic Diseases
  • Major approaches and technologies
    • Animal models of disease
    • Epigenetics
    • Gene regulation and gene therapy
    • Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry
    • Biomechanics/Mechanotransduction
    • Preclinical and clinical molecular imaging
    • Cell and protein based therapies
    • Omics (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabalomics, lipidomics)

Now Accepting Applications for an Assistant Professor in the Tenure Track

Department of Biomedical Sciences 

The Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine is soliciting applications for a TENURE-TRACK faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The Department of Biomedical Sciences consists of faculty with diverse expertise spanning basic and translational research into fundamental cellular, molecular, epigenetic, and genetic mechanisms governing health and disease. Candidates with interests in embryonic and adult stem cell biology, tissue regeneration and repair, and/or cell plasticity and fate are encouraged to apply. The School is located at the heart of the University’s Philadelphia campus in a highly interactive biomedical research environment. The Department’s faculty serve in leadership and teaching roles in multiple Biomedical Graduate Studies groups including Cell and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Immunology and delivers foundational veterinary medical education. Integration in the broader biomedical community at the University and access to a wide variety of core facilities provide ample opportunity to engage in collaborative cutting-edge research to advance both human and veterinary medicine.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio. Applications will be accepted until the appropriate candidates are identified and the position filled.

Brinster Avadhani

Our Faculty

Our department houses 17 tenure track, 1 research track faculty, 2 Academic Clinician track faculty, and 1 Associated faculty member from around the world.

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Our Research

Our Research

The Department of Biomedical Sciences designates six separate sections of research, from the paleobiology of dinosaurs to the study of the role of stem cells in tumorigenesis.

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Technology Platforms

Technology Platforms

Our department has participated in the development of several groundbreaking technologies in biomedical science.

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About Our Department

Learn more about the history of our department, our roles and relationships within the University, and our plans for the future.

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We offer several options for work and study within our department.

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News & Events

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