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
[petri dish used to grow fungus]
[snake with fungal disease]
[vector-borne disease Culex larvae]
[erdman, bolton, wallig]
[William Witola - C. parvum]
[hormone - Sharada Mahalingam and Jodi Flaws]

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

IGF1R Expression in Ovarian Granulosa Cells is Essential for Steroidogenesis, Follicle Survival, and Fertility in Female Mice.

Baumgarten SC, Armouti M, Ko C, Stocco C.

Endocrinology. 2017 Apr 12. doi: 10.1210/en.2017-00146. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28407051


Granulosa cell endothelin-2 expression is fundamental for ovulatory follicle rupture.

Cacioppo JA, Lin PP, Hannon PR, McDougle DR, Gal A, Ko C.

Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 11;7(1):817. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00943-w.

PMID: 28400616


Evaluation of circulating miRNAs during late pregnancy in the mare.

Loux SC, Scoggin KE, Bruemmer JE, Canisso IF, Troedsson MH, Squires EL, Ball BA.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 7;12(4):e0175045. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175045. eCollection 2017.

PMID: 28388652


Reverse Genetics for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus.

Han M, Ke H, Du Y, Zhang Q, Yoo D.

Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1602:29-46. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6964-7_3.

PMID: 28508212


Transcriptomic profiles of human foreskin fibroblast cells in response to orf virus.

Chen D, Long M, Xiao B, Xiong Y, Chen H, Chen Y, Kuang Z, Li M, Wu Y, Rock DL, Gong D, Wang Y, Liu HHF, Luo S, Hao W.

Oncotarget. 2017 Apr 25. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.17417. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 28500849


Development of a potent invigorator of immune responses endowed with both preventive and therapeutic properties.

Talwar GP, Gupta JC, Mustafa AS, Kar HK, Katoch K, Parida SK, Reddi PP, Ahmed N, Saini V, Gupta S.

Biologics. 2017 May 2;11:55-63. doi: 10.2147/BTT.S128308. eCollection 2017. Review.

PMID: 28496303


Selective in vivo metabolic cell-labeling-mediated cancer targeting.

Wang H, Wang R, Cai K, He H, Liu Y, Yen J, Wang Z, Xu M, Sun Y, Zhou X, Yin Q, Tang L, Dobrucki IT, Dobrucki LW, Chaney EJ, Boppart SA, Fan TM, Lezmi S, Chen X, Yin L, Cheng J.

Nat Chem Biol. 2017 Apr;13(4):415-424. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.2297. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

PMID: 28192414


The bovine colostrum microbiome and its association with clinical mastitis.

Lima SF, Teixeira AG, Lima FS, Ganda EK, Higgins CH, Oikonomou G, Bicalho RC.

J Dairy Sci. 2017 Apr;100(4):3031-3042. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11604. Epub 2017 Feb 2.

PMID: 28161185