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 Trainees with experience working in modern molecular and multidisciplionary research have higher success becoming independently funded biomedical research principal investigators.

Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians

The Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine through the NIH National Center for Research Resources offers a graduate training program designed to provide veterinarians who have completed at least one year of residency or equivalent experience with training in modern molecular and multidisciplinary research. The goal of the program is to enable trainees to become independently funded biomedical research principal investigators.

The training environment emphasizes: primary bench research in molecular biology and immunology, critical thinking, experimental design, scientific writing, and communication skills. This enables trainees to translate basic research findings to in vivo application, in particular using animal models. Colorado State University has a long and successful history of postgraduate (DVM/VMD) training.

For a detailed description, see the Post-graduate training for Veterinarians Program Plan webpage. If the program description fits your goals, contact us.

Application to the Program involves submitting:

  1. A biographical sketch or resume
  2. A statement of your interest in the Program and career goals, including your specific area of interest (e.g. Microbiology, Immunology, Comparative Medicine, Oncology, Toxicology, or Pathology, or other)
  3. Two original official transcripts from each college or university attended
  4. Three letters of reference
  5. A completed application to the CSU Graduate School
  6. GRE scores are recommended (copy is acceptable)

Submit to:
Ida Tieman
c/o T32 Grant Application
1619 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Applications are accepted year around. Start date is flexible and dependent upon positions available at the time of application. Candidates must have citizenship or permanent residency in the USA to be eligible for this federally funded program.

Program Director:
Edward A. Hoover, DVM, PhD
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
Dr. Hoover's Webpage

Program Associate Director:
Sue VandeWoude, DVM
Professor, Comparative Medicine Residency Coordinator
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
Dr. VandeWoude's Webpage

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Contact Us:
1682 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1682

​(970) 491-6144

​(970) 491-0603