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Sue VandeWoude, CVMBS Director of Research

In the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, we’re proud of our world-renowned expertise in life sciences. This foundation uniquely positions our college to tackle local and global challenges, to provide critical new knowledge through basic research, and to offer important solutions. Particularly valuable are two approaches that help define our research: translational medicine, which translates insights gained from basic science and novel clinical therapies of animals with naturally occurring disease into improvements in human medicine; and the One Health framework, which advances global public health and well-being by investigating pressing questions at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health.

Dr. Susan VandeWoude, DVM, Associate Dean for Research


​​Innovation, Collaboration, Discovery

  • matthew weil studies radiation on Mars, NASA
    ​NASA is planning a manned mission to Mars and must understand the risks of long-term, low-dose space radiation for astronauts. Enter our experts. CSU scientists landed $9 million from NASA to build a one-of-a-kind facility to examine the effects of radiation exposure.​​
  • hearing with your tongue
    Could sensory systems involving the tongue help with hearing? A CSU research team, including Dr. Leslie Stone-Roy in our Department of Biomedical Sciences, is creating a device that could help people “hear” with their tongues.
  • asthma study
    ​Environmental health researcher Sheryl Magzamen will explore how pesticides and traffic pollution affect children with asthma, with help from a grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health.​
  • Surgireal, sutures
    ​Business is booming for SurgiReal, a startup built by two CSU veterinarians to provide lifelike training models for students learning suturing and other basic surgical skills. The models, poised to become a training standard, are distinctive for realistic tissues and the ability to "bleed."​​
  • brian foy, malaria
    ​A CSU microbiologist is examining a new way to halt one of the world’s most severe public-health problems by turning prevention on its head. He plans to give potential human victims a common antiparasitic drug that will kill vector mosquitoes with poisoned blood at the bite.
  • Fukushima effects of radiation
    Our college and Fukushima University are together hiring a world-renowned radioecology expert to help study the environmental effects of radioactive releases after a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in spring 2011.​​