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.

[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]
medical college faculty

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

Basal cells show increased expression of aromatase and estrogen receptor α in prostate epithelial lesions of male aging rats.

Morais-Santos M, Werneck-Gomes H, Campolina-Silva GH, Santos LC, Mahecha GAB, Hess RA, Oliveira CA. Endocrinology. 2017 Nov 7. doi: 10.1210/en.2017-00773. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29121167


In vitro chemosensitivity of feline injection site-associated sarcoma cell lines to carboplatin.

Maxwell EA, Phillips H, Schaeffer DJ, Fan TM. Vet Surg. 2017 Nov 9. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12709. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29120489


Proceedings of the 2017 National Toxicology Program Satellite Symposium.

Elmore SA, Aeffner F, Bangari DS, Crabbs TA, Fossey S, Gad SC, Haschek WM, Hoane JS, Janardhan K, Kovi RC, Pearse G, Wancket LM, Quist EM. Toxicol Pathol. 2017 Jan 1:192623317733924. doi: 10.1177/0192623317733924. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29113559


Synergistic and targeted therapy with a procaspase-3 activator and temozolomide extends survival in glioma rodent models and is feasible for the treatment of canine malignant glioma patients.

Joshi AD, Botham RC, Schlein LJ, Roth HS, Mangraviti A, Borodovsky A, Tyler B, Joslyn S, Looper JS, Podell M, Fan TM, Hergenrother PJ, Riggins GJ. Oncotarget. 2017 Jul 7;8(46):80124-80138. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.19085. eCollection 2017 Oct 6. PMID: 29113289


Maternal Dead-end 1 promotes translation of nanos1 by binding the eIF3 complex.

Aguero T, Jin Z, Chorghade S, Kalsotra A, King ML, Yang J. Development. 2017 Oct 15;144(20):3755-3765. doi: 10.1242/dev.152611. Epub 2017 Sep 4. PMID: 28870987


Modeling effect of cover condition and soil type on rotavirus transport in surface flow.

Bhattarai R, Davidson PC, Kalita PK, Kuhlenschmidt MS. J Water Health. 2017 Aug;15(4):545-554. doi: 10.2166/wh.2017.240. PMID: 28771152


Upper Airway Obstruction Secondary to Anticoagulant Rodenticide Toxicosis in Five Dogs.

Lawson C, O’Brien M, McMichael M. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc. 2017 Jul/Aug;53(4):236-241. doi: 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6658. Epub 2017 May 23. PMID: 28535134