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.

[Jodi Flaws, Megan Mahoney, Rebecca Smith]
[Pretzel, a brain cancer patient treated with PAC-1)
[William Helferich, Jodi Flaws, James Hartman]
[13 fianlists in the Researach Live! 2017 competition]
Dr. Megan Mahoney and Katherine Hatcher
[Dr. Loukis Agapis and Mandy Erdei at CCHS]
[Dr. Edward adn Mrs. Virginia Voss]
[Peter D. Constable and a calf]

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

The Office of Research and Advanced Studies serves a variety of functions:

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 sampling of recent grants and publications below.

 

Selected Recent Grant Awards

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Toxicology.

Flaws, J, $54,120, National Institutes of Health.

Carboplatin-Impregnated Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate Beads: a Cost-Effective, Local Treatment for Feline Injection Site-Associated Sarcoma.

Maxwell, E, $11,383, American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Nannizziopsiaceae sp. Infection in Aquatic Chelonians.

Terio K and Woodburn D, $100,000, Morris Animal Foundation.

Enhancing Undergraduate Research: Genome Data Mining to Define the Fungal Agglutinin-Like Sequence Family.

Hoyer L, $475,800, National Institutes of Health.

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.


Recent Publications

An interview with Dr Janice Bahr.
Flaws JA. Biol Reprod. 2018 Feb 6. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioy037. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 29420829

Type I interferon suppression-negative and host mRNA nuclear retention-negative mutation in nsp1β confers attenuation of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in pigs.
Ke H, Han M, Zhang Q, Rowland R, Kerrigan M, Yoo D. Virology. 2018 Feb 2. pii: S0042-6822(18)30022-9. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2018.01.016. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29402432

Total prostatectomy as a treatment for prostatic carcinoma in 25 dogs.
Bennett TC, Matz BM, Henderson RA, Straw RC, Liptak JM, Selmic LE, Collivignarelli F, Buracco P. Vet Surg. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12768. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29400404

Separation, Confinement, or Noises: What Is Scaring That Dog?
Ballantyne KC. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2018 Jan 31. pii: S0195-5616(17)30152-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2017.12.005. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PMID: 29397241

Corrigendum to “The Biological Foundation of the Genetic Association of TOMM40 with Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease” [Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1863/11 (2017) 2973-2986].
Zietlow K, Charalambous L, Ng I, Gagrani S, Mihovilovic M, Luo S, Rock DL, Saunders A, Roses AD, Kirby Gottschalk W. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2018 Jan 27. pii: S0925-4439(18)30028-0. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2018.01.017. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 29395737

Feasibility, safety, and tolerance of subcutaneous synthetic canine B-type natriuretic peptide (syncBNP) in healthy dogs and dogs with stage B1 mitral valve disease.
Oyama MA, Solter PF, Thorn CL, Stern JA. J Vet Cardiol. 2017 Jun;19(3):211-217. doi: 10.1016/j.jvc.2017.02.003. Epub 2017 May 4. PMID: 28478943

Cetacean Morbillivirus in Odontocetes Stranded along the Central California Coast, USA, 2000-15.
Serrano L, Simeone CA, Colegrove KM, Duignan PJ, Goldstein T, Gulland FM. J Wildl Dis. 2017 Apr;53(2):386-392. doi: 10.7589/2016-09-219. Epub 2017 Jan 25. PMID: 28122193

PREVALENCE OF TERRAPENE HERPESVIRUS 1 IN FREE-RANGING EASTERN BOX TURTLES (TERRAPENE CAROLINA CAROLINA) IN TENNESSEE AND ILLINOIS, USA.
Kane LP, Allender MC, Archer G, Dzhaman E, Pauley J, Moore AR, Ruiz MO, Smith RL, Byrd J, Phillips CA. J Wildl Dis. 2017 Apr;53(2):285-295. doi: 10.7589/2016-06-138. Epub 2017 Jan 18. PMID: 28099078

Halofuginone suppresses growth of human uterine leiomyoma cells in a mouse xenograft model.
Koohestani F, Qiang W, MacNeill AL, Druschitz SA, Serna VA, Adur M, Kurita T, Nowak RA. Hum Reprod. 2016 Jul;31(7):1540-51. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dew094. Epub 2016 Apr 29. PMID: 27130615 Free PMC Article