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)

Brinster Avadhani

Our Faculty

Our department houses 21 tenure track and 3 research track faculty 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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transgenesis - integration of GFP labeled ES cells into blastocysts copy

News & Events

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