There are a variety of opportunities for graduate students to conduct stem cell studies at Colorado State University. For translational studies, the greatest opportunities are found in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, especially in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Here, faculty researchers in the Equine Orthopaedic Research Center
conduct mesenchymal stem cell studies in horses with joint and ligament injuries. In addition, faculty and clinicians in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital are investigating the use of MSC for treatment of dogs with bone cancer and joint injuries. Other investigators are conducting MSC research in cats with asthma and also in cats with chronic kidney disease.
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 CVMBS as research interest in this field grows.