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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:
- Serves as a resource to faculty and student researchers in the college;
- Administers the joint DVM/PhD Veterinary Medical Scholars Program;
- Administers the Summer Research Training Program for veterinary students;
- Oversees the college’s shared research equipment program;
- Administers the college’s internal research grants program;
- Organizes the annual Research Day program.
Research and graduate education occur within the three academic departments, listed below, with guidance and support from the Office of Research and Advanced Studies.
- Department of Comparative Biosciences
- Department of Pathobiology
- Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine
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