Anatomy and Physiology
We are a multi-disciplinary department with responsibilities in instruction, research and continuing education in the disciplines of gross and microscopic anatomy, cell and systemic physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience and animal behavior and welfare.
WHO WE ARE
Our mission: Cultivate an environment that fosters ingenuity, leadership and excellence in teaching, research and service.
Our vision: Build the finest veterinary biomedical science department.
Dr. David Poole wins research excellence award, ranks in top 2%
CONGRATS TO SARAH KECK ON HER SUCCESSFUL MS DEFENSE!
ONE-YEAR MASTER'S IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE CLASS OF 2023
ABOVE: Dr. Matt Basel on May 4 presented Marquette Stanley with a certificate of achievement for completing the One-Year Master's in Biomedical Science program while fellow graduates Samantha Maas, Hailey Weaver and Ellen Park looked on.
BELOW: The Spring 2023 graduating class included (from left): Shannon Spillers, Allyson Huber, Marquette Stanley, Samantha Maas, Hailey Weaver and Ellen Park. Not pictured: April Ascher, Hannah Dittmer, Rebecca Storrer and Random Bolda.
PROMOTION TO CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
ABOVE: Dr. Pradeep Malreddy on April 5 accepted a certificate of recognition for his recent promotion to the title of Clinical Associate Professor from Department Head Dr. Hans Coetzee. Dr. Malreddy was also recently selected for membership in the Academy of Medical Educators.
A&P students stand out, win
awards at Kansas State CVM's
annual Phi Zeta Day festivities
Congratulations to A&P students Mikaela Weeder, Maria Lou, Madeline Hall, Sarah Keck, Chandler Hansen, Bailey Fritz, Alyssa Toillion, Cesar Aparicio, Sarah DeVader, and Franchesca Rollerson-Clark and their respective faculty mentors and laboratory support staff for showcasing the groundbreaking research being pursued in our department at Phi Zeta Day on March 7 at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Several students affiliated with research programs in A&P were recognized with awards:
Dr. Scott Powers, left, of Stetson University delivered the 2023 Clarenburg Lectureship at Kansas State University on Feb. 28. He received a plaque commemorating the event from K-State Anatomy & Physiology Department Head Dr. Hans Coetzee. View Dr. Powers' seminar presentation here: 2023 Clarenburg Lecture
Dr. Tim Musch to become president
of American Physiological Society;
wins Dolph Simons Sr. Award
Dr. Hans Coetzee named Associate Dean, earns major awards
Anatomy & Physiology Department Head Dr. Hans Coetzee who recently earned Kansas State University's highest faculty title, University Distinguished Professor, is also a recipient of a 2022-23 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award and an Iman Award. He has accepted the position of Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, although he will continue to serve as Department Head as well until his successor is identified. Dr. Coetzee has been recognized by the graduate school as a 2022-23 Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award recipient. He is known worldwide for his work developing objective measures of pain in food-producing animals. He also researches bovine anaplasmosis and has developed a single-dose implant vaccine that provides long-term immunity against anaplasmosis infections.
Awarded more than $21.2 million in research funding over the last 16 years, including more than $18 million from highly competitive federal sources, Dr. Coetzee has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He also is in high demand for consultation by livestock producers, practitioners, academic researchers and pharmaceutical companies on livestock pain assessment. He has presented his work at continuing education sessions and conferences around the world.
Recent achievements by A&P faculty and students
- Dr. Lynn Abel (pictured at right) has received the 2022 Boehringer Ingelheim Excellence in Teaching in the first year of the DVM curriculum, as voted on by first-year students.
- Dr. Scott Fritz was recently featured on the Beef Cattle Institute's "Tox Talk" podcast.
- Kiana Schulze, a Ph D. student and GTA in the Drs. Musch/Poole group, recent winner of an NIH F31 grant for her proposal relating to pulminary hypertension, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Award, a competitive fellowship from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The award will support her in completing her dissertation research.
- Drs. Mark Weiss and Lihua Wang have been selected for the inaugural Pathway to Commercialization Program.
- Dr. Judy Klimek recently submitted her revisions for the equine dissection guide.
- Dr. Matt Basel has been honored with a Master JEDI Award and has been nominated by his colleagues for certification to direct doctoral students, making him eligible to serve as a chairman of doctoral supervisory committees.
- Dr. Jishu Shi (pictured at right) is the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Wayne and Hilda Appleton Endowed Professorship. During his 14-year career at K-State, Dr. Shi has attained national and international recognition for his research focused on advancing our understanding of swine immunology, especially as this pertains to the development of vaccines and diagnostic assays to combat swine fevers. Dr. Shi is also the founder of The U.S.-China Center for Animal Health (now U.S.-Asia Center). Dr. Appleton graduated in the class of 1942 and served as a mixed animal practitioner and swine producer. Dr. Shi has also established the Center on Vaccine Evaluation and Alternatives for Antimicrobials to support animal vaccine development and usage.
OUR DEPARTMENT IN THE NEWS
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