The Biomedical Sciences Department's focus encompasses three areas:
- Teaching of the basic science curriculum to veterinary medical students
- Conducting state-of-the-art research that is relevant to the health of animals and humans
- Educating graduate students. Graduate education programs include the BMS graduate program as well as a number of multidisciplinary interdepartmental programs within the University including toxicology, neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and immunobiology.
Our Department is located in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We take special pride in this unique history and the prominent role our college has played in establishing Iowa State as one of the foremost land grant institutions in the U.S.