Research


We study life forms from bacteria and fungi to humans and animals, as individuals and populations. Our research draws on disciplines from cell and molecular biology to epidemiology, applied medicine, and geospatial analysis.

[horses and round barn]
[female leatherback sea turtle on the beach]
[Fred Kummerow in his laboratory]
[swimming dolphin]
[3D depiction of the production of steroid hormones]
[graphic of mice and impact of BPA exposure over three generations]
[Pamela Wilkins and Maureen McMichael with a horse]
[Dr. Elizabeth Driskell and Clyde, a golden retriever, in an exam room]

Discovery at the College of Veterinary Medicine encompasses the spectrum of biomedical sciences.

The Office of Research and Advanced Studies provides assistance with grant writing, proposal preparation, research forms and protocols, and many other aspects of the research process and administers the joint DVM/PhD Veterinary Medical Scholars Program and the Summer Research Training Program for veterinary students.

Research and graduate education occur within the three academic departments, listed below, with guidance and support from the Office of Research and Advanced Studies.

To see the breadth of scholarly activity of college faculty, visit individual faculty biosketch pages or view the recent quarterly reports on grants, publications, presentations, and honors. Below is a sampling of recent grants and publications.

 

Selected Recent Grant Awards

Using Optical Coherence Tomography for Margin Evaluation of Canine Mammary Tumors and Soft Tissue Sarcomas.

Selmic L, $46,358, American Kennel Club.

Biomechanical and Genetic Risk Factors for Osteochondrosis in Standardbred Pacers and Trotters.

McCoy A, $81,305, Morris Animal Foundation.

Sterilization of 1,000 Feral and Free-Roaming Cats While Training Fourth-Year Veterinary Students.

Weedon GR, $29,950, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Biomechanical Comparison of Equine Arytenoid Cartilage Stabilization by Standard Laryngoplasty and Modified Laryngoplasty Using a Toggle Technique.

Gutierrez-Nibeyro S, $4,860, Morris Animal Foundation.

Biochemical Mechanism of CYP2J2 Epoxygenase.

Das A, $308,000, American Heart Association.


Selected Recent Publications