CVM OMOS - Signature Program

Congratulations to our 2019 OMOS Signature Program Funding recipients!

Comparative Medicine

In Vitro And In Vivo Evaluation Of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Chondrocytes (Team Science Proposal to receive $197,617 over 2 years)
Principal Investigator:  Ferenc Toth, VCS
Co-Investigators: Timothy O'Brien, VPM, Cathy Carlson, VCS, Jutta Ellerman, CMRR Radiology

Utilizing natural killer (NK) cells and antibody engagers to target canine B-cell malignancies (Team Science Proposal to receive $200,000 over 2 years)
Principal Investigator: Bruce Walcheck, VBS
Co-Investigators: Antonella Borgatti, VCS, Jianming Wu, VBS, Jaime Modiano, VCS, Daniel Vallera, Radiation Oncology, Medical School

Correlation of quantitative MRI features to histologic tumor heterogeneity in canine primary bone tumors: a pilot study  (Pilot Proposal to receive $25,000 for 1 year)
Principal Investigator: Jessica Lawrence, VCS
Co-Investigators: Cathy Carlson, VCS, Casey Johnson, VCS, Christopher Wilke, Radiation Oncology, Amber Wolf-Ringwall, VCS

Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Disease

Mechanism of Action for Novel Antibacterial compound MZ-01 (Team Science Proposal to receive $199,737 over 2 years)
Principal Investigator: Yinduo Ji, VBS
Co-Investigator: Timothy Johnson, VBS

Novel, essential, and scalable surveillance to track companion animal antibiotic use and resistance   (Team Science Proposal to receive $175,371 over 2 years)  
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Granick, VCS
Co-Investigators: Amanda Beaudoin, VBS, Randy Singer, VBS, Jeff Bender, VPM, Christie Ward, VPM  

Prevalence of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus in barn pits during manure pumping and land application in Minnesota  (Pilot Project to receive $23,656 for 1 year)
Principal Investigator: Cesar A Corzo, VPM
Co-Investigators: Carles Vilalta, VPM, Juan Sanhueza, VPM

Molecular Evaluation of Zoonotic Tuberculosis and the Role of Livestock Reservoirs in a Pastoralist Population in Kenya   (Pilot Project to receive $25,000 for 1 year)  
Principal Investigator: Dominic Travis, VPM
Co-Investigators:  George Ormondi, VPM, Noelle Noyes, VPM 

Population Systems

Reducing Transmission of Bovine Leukemia Virus in Dairy Cattle Through Application of Novel Diagnostic Tests and Phylodynamics  (Team Science Proposal to receive $200,000 over 2 years)  
Principal Investigator: Scott Wells, VPM
Co-Investigators: Sunil Kumar Mor, VPM, Declan Schroeder, VPM, Sagar Goyal, VPM, Whitney Knauer, VPM

Microbial population dynamics of salmonid aquaculture, traditional versus recirculating aquaculture systems (Team Science Proposal to receive $200,000 over 2 years)  
Principal Investigators: Alex Primus, VPM and Noelle Noyes, VPM
Co-Investigators: Andres Perez, VPM, Amy Kinsley, VPM, Henning Sorem, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, J Trenton McClure, University of Prince Edward Island, Christopher Good, The Conservation Fund - Freshwater Institute 

Development of a multivariable uterine index at calving to predict the occurrence of metritis in dairy cows  (Pilot Project to receive $24,632 for 1 year)  
Principal Investigator: Luciano Caixeta, VPM
Co-Investigator: Maxim Cheeran, VPM, Sunil Kumar Mor, VPM, Noelle Noyes, VPM, Chi Chen, Food Science and Nutrition, Molly McCue, VPM

 

The signature program RFA for 2021 Signature Program projects will be released in Fall 2020.