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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

Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians at Colorado State University

The Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), through the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs, offers a graduate training program entitled “Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians”, designed to provide veterinarians who have completed at least one year of residency or equivalent with training in modern multidisciplinary human-health-applicable/translatable biomedical research. The goal of the program is to enable trainees to become independently funded principal investigators in biomedical research.

The training program is comprised of:

Primary research in projects involving disciplines such as molecular pathobiology, biochemistry, infectious disease biology, immunology, epidemiology, meta-genomic analysis.  Emphasized are critical thinking, experimental design, data interpretation, scientific writing, and communication skills.  The program goal is to enable trainees to translate basic research findings to in vivo application often employing animal models and the concept of One Health

While the program is centered in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, it enrolls trainees from all four Departments of the CVMBS, which has a long and successful history of post-DVM/VMD research training.  A description of the program can be found her​e.

If this post-DVM/VMD program description fits your goals, please contact us.

Application to the training program involves submitting: 

  1.  A biographical sketch or resume.
  2. A statement of your interest in biomedical research and career goals, including your specific area of interest.
  3. An original official transcript from each college or university attended.
  4. Three letters of reference. 
  5. A completed application to the CSU Graduate School.
  6. If appilcable, GRE scores (a copy is acceptable).  
Applications are typically reviewed in February for positions that begin July 1.

Submit to:

Ida Tieman

c/o T32 Grant Application

1619 Campus Delivery

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO  80523

Submission date: 

Applications are accepted year around, but typically are reviewed February to early March of each year to fill positions usually beginning July 1.  Thus we encourage that applications be submitted by February 15 this year for best consideration.  Start date is sometimes flexible dependent upon when positions become available.  Candidates must have USA citizenship or permanent residency to be eligible for this federally funded program.

Questions:  

Feel free to call any of the following people if you have a question or need more information.

Program Leadership

Program Director:

Edward A. Hoover, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University Distinguished Professor

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Colorado State University

Fort Collins CO 80523-1619 USA

Phone: (970)-491-7587

 Dr. Hoover's Webpage​


Program Associate Director:

Sue VandeWoude, DVM, DACLAM

Associate Dean for Research

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Professor of Comparative Medicine

Colorado State University

Fort Collins CO 80523-1619 USA

Phone: (970)-491-7832 or (970)-491-7162

​Dr. VandeWoude's Webpage


Program Administration

Program Administrative Coordinator:

Ida Tieman

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Colorado State University

Fort Collins CO 80523-1619 USA

Phone: (970)-491-3228


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