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Scholars, Mentors, and Mentor abstracts

Participating faculty mentors submit proposal abstracts in January each year for potential summer scholar projects.

Mentors are expected to:

  • encourage students to attend seminars, journal clubs and program activities
  • encourage students to publish/present posters at meetings
  • provide lab/research facilities
  • have an active, ongoing research project

Mentors for Iowa State's Veterinary Scholars Research Program include two members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. In addition to faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine, some of the participating mentors are collaborators from the USDA National Animal Disease Center. Additional mentors come from other academic departments within ISU. These highly motivated researchers and teachers hold dozens of patents for their discoveries and innovative techniques.

Areas of research emphasis include:

Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Clinical Medicine, Immunology and Immunopathology, Molecular Genetics and Biology, Neurosciences, Pathogenesis of Diseases, Animal Welfare, and Veterinary Medical Education.


Iowa State University:

College of Veterinary Medicine:
BMS: Biomedical Sciences
VCS: Veterinary Clinical Sciences
VDPAM: Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine
VMPM: Veterinary Microbiology & Preventative Medicine
VPATH: Veterinary Pathology

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences:
Department of Animal Science


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences