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

Kim and ChangUniversity-licensed compound selected as candidate against COVID-19

Drs. KC Chang and Yunjeong Kim continuing to help in the fight with a licensed technology against coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

RichtDr. Juergen Richt receives Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Award

Dr. Juergen Richt, Regents and University Distinguished Professor, joins three professors from the University of Kansas as 2021 recipients of prestigious Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards.

Puhlman and MeekinsPassion inspires K-State veterinarians to help homeless animals

Faculty and students are sharing their passion for shelter medicine with the Riley County Humane Society by providing veterinary care and finding homes for homeless animals in Riley County and beyond.

Congratulations to former graduate student Sarah Remfry, Drs. Raghavendra Amachawadi, Xiaorong Shi, Jianfa Bai, Jason C. Woodworth, Mike D. Tokach, Steve Dritz, Robert D. Goodband, Joel M. DeRouchey and T. G. Nagaraja. Their research article, “Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Prevalance of Serogroups of Escherichia coli Known to Carry Shiga Toxin Genes in Feces of Finisher Pigs,” from the Foodborne Pathogens and Disease Journal was selected as a High-Impact article for the month of December. The journal selects three high impact articles from every issue.

FIP kittyCats a step closer to FIP treatment

A field trial is having encouraging results from a treatment involving an antiviral compound developed at K-State and Wichita State University.


Dr. Waithaka MwangiNIFA grant to be used to develop cattle vaccine

A $495,000 grant will support Dr. Waithaka Mwangi's research against disease-causing viruses.


Positions Available

USDA-ARS Postdoctoral Molecular Biologist Research