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.

[Dr. Rex Hess]
[Reilee Juhl and Sarah Wright]
[Dr. Mudalagiriyappa and Dr. Nanjappa]
[illustration of viruses ejecting their DNA into a cell]
[Susan Schantz]
[Uwe Rudolph]
[Summer Research Training Program - Tran Hoag]
[Eastern massauga - photo by Michael Dreslik]

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

Publications Recently Indexed in PubMed

Effects of 2 preparation methods and long-term storage on structural integrity and bacterial loads of equine amnion.
McCoy AM, Smith RL, Secor EJ, Roady PJ. Vet Surg. 2018 Dec 20. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13138. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30570165

A data-driven individual-based model of infectious disease in livestock operation: A validation study for paratuberculosis.
Al-Mamun MA, Smith RL, Nigsch A, Schukken YH, Gröhn YT. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 14;13(12):e0203177. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203177. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30550580

Helminth and respiratory mite lesions in Pinnipeds from Punta San Juan, Peru.
Seguel M, Calderón K, Colegrove K, Adkesson M, Cárdenas-Alayza S, Paredes E. Acta Parasitol. 2018 Dec 19;63(4):839-844. doi: 10.1515/ap-2018-0103. PMID: 30367764

An Overview of Trends in Animal Poisoning Cases in the United States: 2011 to 2017.
Means C, Wismer T. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2018 Nov;48(6):899-907. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2018.07.010. Review. PMID: 30342566

Toxicology of Newer Insecticides in Small Animals.
Wismer T, Means C. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2018 Nov;48(6):1013-1026. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2018.06.005. Epub 2018 Aug 24. Review. PMID: 30149970