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.

medical college faculty
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[snake with fungal disease]
[vector-borne disease Culex larvae]
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[William Witola - C. parvum]

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

Inhibition of NF-κB activity by the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus nonstructural protein 1 for innate immune evasion.

Zhang Q, Ma J, Yoo D. Virology. 2017 Jul 14;510:111-126. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2017.07.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28715653


The effect of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis infection on clinical mastitis occurrence in dairy cows.

Rossi G, Grohn YT, Schukken YH, Smith RL. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Jul 12. pii: S0022-0302(17)30670-7. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-12721. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28711261


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. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.19085. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28708601


Influence of two ovulation-inducing agents on the pituitary response and follicle blood flow in mares.

Boakari YL, Ferreira JC, Canesin HS, Thompson DL Jr, Lima FS, Pantoja JCF, Meira C. Theriogenology. 2017 Jun 8;100:95-99. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.05.032. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28708540


Wischnewsky-like spots in fatal cases of canine hypothermia.

Stern AW, Vieson MD. Int J Legal Med. 2017 Jul 11. doi: 10.1007/s00414-017-1640-4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28698894


Anti-inflammatory ω-3 endocannabinoid epoxides.

McDougle DR, Watson JE, Abdeen AA, Adili R, Caputo MP, Krapf JE, Johnson RW, Kilian KA, Holinstat M, Das A. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 7. pii: 201610325. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1610325114. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28687674