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Areas of Research


Penn Vet faculty conduct groundbreaking research projects ranging in focus from osteosarcoma, molecular genetics, retinal blindness, the therapeutic potential of stem cells, the impact of stress on pregnant females, to the impact of nutrition and crating on swine health and reproduction. From large to small, from molecular to systemic, research at Penn Vet continues to push the limits of what we know about animals and humans.

Penn Vet, Volk Lab, migrating keratinocytes 

Research Council

Comprised of the dean, associate dean for research, departmental chairs, faculty representation from each department, and directors from cross-departmental centers and programs, the Penn Vet Research Council meets monthly to discuss critical research issues facing the School.