Office of the Associate Dean for Research
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a pioneer and an internationally recognized leader in animal health research. We are uniquely positioned to provide solutions to current and emerging problems at the interface of animals, humans, and the environment that threaten animal and human health. These problems are global, interlaced, and complex, and require multidisciplinary integrated approaches that unify biology and medicine.
Our researchers aim to reveal and resolve the increasingly intertwined elements of animal and human health in our environment based on the concept of One Medicine and One Science. Exciting research is being conducted within CVM Departments, Research Clusters, and across our three Signature Programs.
OADR Funding Announcements
Capacity Grant RFAs to be released for Animal Health, Hatch, and Multistate Projects
Points of Pride Research Day was held on October 2, 2019. The annual event celebrates the College of Veterinary Medicine's Signature Program research while honoring faculty, fellows, students and research partners who contribute to the advancement of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine.
Congratulations to all our 2019 Awardees
Zoetis Award for Excellence in Veterinary Research - Dr. Molly McCue
Mark of Excellence - Dr. Connie Gebhart
Distinguished Research Alumnus - Dr. Stephen Withrow, '72 DVM
Distinguished Research Partner - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
In addition, 10 posters were recognized with awards in the poster competition:
Kenwyn Shriner, DVM student mentored by Peter Larsen, PhD, assistant professor, VBS
“Mobile real-time detection of tick-borne diseases using Nanopore sequencing”
Gabrielle Robbins, DVM/PhD student mentored by Branden Moriarity, PhD, assistant professor, Medical School
“The efficacy of anti-Sema4D treatment on the tumor microenvironment in as orthotopic osteosarcoma mouse model”
Niamh Hart, DVM student mentored by Meggan Craft, PhD, associate professor, VPM
“Seasonal variability in Florida panther epidemic outcomes; simulating a novel GI parasite on contact network models”
Patrice Witschen, PhD student in the Comparative and Molecular Biosciences program mentored by Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD, associate professor, Medical School
“Hyaluronan processing and function in the progression of breast cancer”
Sara Osum, PhD candidate in the Comparative and Molecular Biosciences program mentored by David Largaespada, PhD, professor, Medical School
“The role of NF1 haploinsufficient fibroblasts in Neurofibromatosis Type I-associated cutaneous neurofibromas”
Niki Wanner, PhD student in the Comparative and Molecular Biosciences program mentored by Chris Faulk, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Animal Science
“Effects of chronic cannabidiol (CBD) exposure on behavior, DNA methylation, and offspring coat color in the Agouti viable yellow (Avy) environmental biosensor model”
Emerging and zoonotic diseases
Ilya Slizovskiy, PhD student in the Veterinary Medicine program mentored by Noelle Noyes, DVM, PhD, assistant professor, VPM, and Jeff Bender, DVM, MS, adjunct professor in the CVM and professor in the School of Public Health
‘Big data’ survey of integrative conjugative elements and associated cargo genes across thousands of bacterial genera
Anna Jaeger, PhD student in the Comparative and Molecular Biosciences program mentored by Matt Aliota, PhD, assistant professor, VBS
“Spondweni virus: An emerging threat?”
Frances Shepherd, PhD candidate in the Veterinary Medicine program mentored by Doug Marthaler, PhD, and Cheryl Dvorak, PhD, researcher 6, VBS
“Application of B cell epitope prediction tools for elucidation of porcine rotavirus A antigenic sites”
Jessica Deere, PhD candidate in the Veterinary Medicine program mentored by Tiffany Wolf, DVM, PhD, assistant professor, VPM, and Dominic Travis, DVM, MS, associate professor, VPM
“Assessing the impact of contaminants of emerging concern”
Anna Munsey, PhD candidate in the Comparative and Molecular Biosciences program mentored by Kim VanderWaal, PhD, assistant professor, VPM, and Andres Perez, DVM, PhD, professor, VPM
“Epidemiology of foot-and-mouth disease in Uganda: distribution, risk factors, and phylogeography”
Katherine Worsley-Tonks, PhD candidate in the Veterinary Medicine program mentored by Meggan Craft, PhD, associate professor, VPM, and Tim Johnson, PhD, associate professor, VBS
“Host and environmental predictors of antimicrobial resistance in urban mesocarnivores”
Post-docs, residents, technicians, etc.
Venkatramana Krishna, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)
“Development of monoclonal antibodies specific to Mycoplasma hyopeumoniae”
Hadia Abdelaal, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Veterinary and BIomedical Sciences
“Location, abundance and persistence of CAR/CXCR5 transduced T cells within lymphoid tissues of SIV-infected rhesus macaques
Igor Paploski, postdoctoral associate in the VPM
“Temporal dynamics of co-circulating lineages of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus”
The 5th International Conference on One Medicine One Science is scheduled for April 19-22, 2020 and is hosted by the University of Minnesota with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. iCOMOS is the first global forum of its kind in the Latin American region and provides opportunities for policy makers, private sectors, and academia to exchange ideas.
The conference provides an opportunity for thoughtful scientific discussion of science and policy at the interface of environment, agriculture, and medicine. Diverse themes this year include Healthy Living, Sustainable Food Systems, Water Governance, Strengthening One Health Policies
To learn more about the conference and future conferences visit our website.
Research Ethics Statement
Research ethics at the University of Minnesota
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.