There are a variety of opportunities for graduate students to conduct stem cell studies at Colorado State University. For translational studies, the greatest opportunities will be found in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), especially in the Department of Clinical Sciences. For example, faculty and clinicians in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are conducting MSC research in cats with chronic kidney disease and dogs with chronic liver disease. Other clinicians are investigating the use of MSC for treatment of dogs with bone cancer and joint injuries. In addition, researchers in the Equine Orthopedic Research Center (EORC) conduct mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) studies in horses with joint and ligament injuries, using both client animals and experimental animals. View a list of faculty conducting stem cell research in CVMBS.
Stem cell research opportunities exist in other departments at Colorado State University, including in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Sciences. At present, a formal stem cell curriculum and program of study for graduate students has not been established at CSU, but there are plans to develop a Stem Cell Biology program within the CVMBS as research interest in this field grows.