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Research Centers, Laboratories & Initiatives


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

The work we do here is diverse—from dinosaurs to dogs, from cytokine biology to cell engineering, from mitochondria to mapping avian flu outbreaks, our researchers are in constant motion, advancing the scientific knowledge base.

Learn about the many ways Penn Vet's world-renowned researchers push the boundaries of scientific discovery by reading about our groundbreaking initiatives, research centers, and laboratories.


Research Initiatives

Penn Vet has pushed the envelope of scientific, clinical, and veterinary educational innovation since its inception in 1884. Some of the recent initiatives we are proud to feature at Penn Vet include:

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Research Centers

Penn Vet's research centers are recognized throughout the nation and the world for groundbreaking advances in comparative oncology, health and productivity in food animal herds and flocks, infectious disease, regenerative medicine, and neuroscience. In research that impacts humans and non-humans alike, Penn Vet leads the way in veterinary scientific investigation.

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The Section of Medical Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine has been in the forefront of reporting and characterizing hereditary diseases in companion animals for more than 40 years, including research to uncover the genetic basis and developing genetic tests for canine and feline diseases.

PennGen is a genetic testing facility operated through the Section of Medical Genetics as a collection of not-for-profit laboratories offering testing for a variety of genetic diseases, metabolic screening for inborn errors of metabolism, hematological, and other diagnostic services. 

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Research Laboratories

Penn Vet faculty are engaged in ongoing groundbreaking research. Here are examples of faculty laboratories and the projects being investigated, both at our Philadelphia campus and at New Bolton Center.

PennGen

The Section of Medical Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine has been in the forefront of reporting and characterizing hereditary diseases in companion animals for more than 40 years, including research to uncover the genetic basis and developing genetic tests for canine and feline diseases.

PennGen is a genetic testing facility operated through the Section of Medical Genetics as a collection of not-for-profit laboratories offering testing for a variety of genetic diseases, metabolic screening for inborn errors of metabolism, hematological, and other diagnostic services. 

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