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.

[Hajera Afreen presents at Undergraduate Research Week Symposium]
[Saniya Rattan explains her work to a listener]
[one health symposium]
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[Dr. Kathleen Colegrove helps with an assessment of a Gulf of Mexico dolphin]
[Jodi Flaws, Megan Mahoney, Rebecca Smith]
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[William Helferich, Jodi Flaws, James Hartman]

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

Seminal Fluid Metabolome and Epididymal Changes After Antibiotic Treatment in Mice.
Rosenfeld CS, Javurek AB, Johnson SA, Lei Z, Summer LW, Hess RA. Reproduction. 2018 Apr 24. pii: REP-18-0072. doi: 10.1530/REP-18-0072. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29692359

Cross-talk of cannabinoid and endocannabinoid metabolism is mediated via human cardiac CYP2J2.
Arnold WR, Weigle AT, Das A. J Inorg Biochem. 2018 Apr 7;184:88-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2018.03.016. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29689453

Prenatal Exposure to DEHP Induces Neuronal Degeneration and Neurobehavioral Abnormalities in Adult Male Mice.
Barakat R, Lin PC, Park CJ, Best-Popescu C, Bakery HH, Abosalum ME, Abdelaleem NM, Flaws JA, Ko C. Toxicol Sci. 2018 Apr 23. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfy103. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29688563

Establishment and Characterization of a High and Stable Porcine CD163-Expressing MARC-145 Cell Line.
Wu X, Qi J, Cong X, Chen L, Hu Y, Yoo D, Wang G, Tian F, Li F, Sun W, Chen Z, Guo L, Wu J, Li J, Wang J, Zhao X, Du Y. Biomed Res Int. 2018 Feb 21;2018:4315861. doi: 10.1155/2018/4315861. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29682543

Factors associated with poor sleep during menopause: results from the Midlife Women’s Health Study.
Smith RL, Flaws JA, Mahoney MM. Sleep Med. 2018 May;45:98-105. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.01.012. Epub 2018 Feb 9. PMID: 29680438

Physiological variations in reproductive and metabolic features of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) bucks throughout the rutting season.
Stewart JL, Shipley CF, Ellerbrock RE, Schmidt L, Lima FS, Canisso IF. Theriogenology. 2018 Apr 12;114:308-316. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.04.015. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29677634

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 Apr;517:177-187. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2018.01.016. PMID: 29402432