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.

[Drs. Aditi Das and Timothy Fan]
[phi zeta winners 2018]
[Dr. William Witola]
[Dr. Pamela Wilkins]
[Hajera Afreen presents at Undergraduate Research Week Symposium]
[Saniya Rattan explains her work to a listener]
[one health symposium]
[lee ann lyons-illinois vetereinary medicine]

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

DNA Methylation Inhibitor Therapy for Testicular Cancer
M Spinella, S Spinella; $503,327; National Institutes of Health

Study the Role of hnRNP I in Downregulating TLR Signaling and Inducing Intestinal Epithelial Immune Tolerance
W Mei; $75,210; National Institutes of Health

T1 Mapping and Calculation of Extracellular Volume Fraction in Cats with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
R Fries, S Keating, J Vitt; $33,850; Winn Feline Foundation

COTC026: Evaluation of a Recombinant, Attenuated Listeria monocytogenes Expressing a Chimeric Human HER2/neu Protein in Dogs with Osteosarcoma in the Adjuvant Setting
T Fan; $585,144; Morris Animal Foundation

Metagenomic Investigation into the Cause of Shell Disease in Western Pond Turtles (Actinemys marmorata)
K Terio, D Woodburn; $20,567; Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Conditional Protein Degradation Tool for Cryptosporidium
S Vinayak; $100,000; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Snake Fungal Disease Survey: Natural Resource Manager Training and Data Collection
M Allender; $106,631; Department of Defense

Physical Chemistry of Herpesvirus Infectivity
A Evilevitch; $389,676; National Science Foundation

Phthalate Exposure and Hot Flashes in Midlife Women
J Flaws, R Smith; $851,639; National Institutes of Health

The Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Diseases
M O’Hara; $692,255; Centers for Disease Control

Recent Publications

Licorice root components mimic estrogens in an object location task but not an object recognition task.

Kundu P, Korol DL, Bandara S, Monaikul S, Ondera CE, Helferich WG, Khan IA, Doerge DR, Schantz SL. Horm Behav. 2018 Jun 16. pii: S0018-506X(18)30087-4. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2018.06.002. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29920269

Orf Virus Encoded Protein ORFV119 Induces Cell Apoptosis Through the Extrinsic and Intrinsic Pathways.

Li W, Chen H, Deng H, Kuang Z, Long M, Chen D, Liao X, Li M, Rock DL, Luo S, Hao W. Front Microbiol. 2018 May 29;9:1056. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01056. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29896166

Lightly Cooked Broccoli Is as Effective as Raw Broccoli in Mitigating Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis in Mice.

Wang Y, Jeffery EH, Miller MJ, Wallig MA, Wu Y. Nutrients. 2018 Jun 8;10(6). pii: E748. doi: 10.3390/nu10060748. PMID: 29890681

g-Tensor Directions in the Protein Structural Frame of Hyperthermophilic Archaeal Reduced Rieske-Type Ferredoxin Explored by 13C Pulsed Electron Paramagnetic Resonance.

Taguchi AT, Ohmori D, Dikanov SA, Iwasaki T. Biochemistry. 2018 Jun 21. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.8b00438. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29890072

Metastatic myxosarcoma in a Quarter Horse gelding.

Samuelson JP, Echeverria KO, Foreman JH, Fredrickson RL, Sauberli D, Whiteley HE. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2018 Jan;30(1):121-125. doi: 10.1177/1040638717719480. Epub 2017 Jul 5. PMID: 28677418

IFT25, an intraflagellar transporter protein dispensable for ciliogenesis in somatic cells, is essential for sperm flagella formation.

Liu H, Li W, Zhang Y, Zhang Z, Shang X, Zhang L, Zhang S, Li Y, Somoza AV, Delpi B, Gerton GL, Foster JA, Hess RA, Pazour GJ, Zhang Z. Biol Reprod. 2017 May 1;96(5):993-1006. doi: 10.1093/biolre/iox029. PMID: 28430876