Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology is a multidisciplinary department that helps train tomorrow's veterinarians and scientists, provides diagnostic service to the state and the nation, and conducts research on disease in animals and humans. We are proud of our commitments to diversity in our teaching, research and service missions.

Highlights in Research and Teaching

Dr. M.M. Chengappa receives distinguished veterinary microbiologist of the year award

Dr. Chengappa's primary research interests are to study and understand the pathogenesis of important infectious diseases of animals, and to develop strategies to protect animals from these diseases.

NIH grant enables Dr. Philip Hardwidge to better understand E. coli O157:H7

Often the key to any victory is to fully understand your opponent. This is especially true when that opponent is a significant food-borne bacteria. Watch the video about Dr. Hardwidge's research.

Dr. Yunjeong Kim doubles down on deadly infectious cat diseases

If cats really had nine lives, one reason might be to help deal with the wide variety of diseases that threaten feline health.

Research supported by the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases finds potential treatment for drug-resistant H7N9 influenza virus

The novel avian H7N9 influenza virus has caused more than 130 human infections with 43 deaths in China. New research, conducted under the supervision of Kansas State University's Juergen Richt, is showing promise in helping to fight this deadly virus.

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL)