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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

  • 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.​
  • stem cell research cats, jessica quimby
    Colorado State University is the sole veterinary institution in the nation using stem-cell therapy to treat feline kidney disease, which is common among pet cats, and researchers are now launching a new clinical trial to further explore the power of stem cells to improve organ function.
  • 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.
  • Georg Steinhauser
    ​New research, co-authored by a CSU radiochemist, finds that radiation levels spiked in a wide variety of Fukushima foods after the nuclear accident there in 2011, then quickly fell to safe levels as defined by regulators. Researchers analyzed a vast amount of data from Japanese food samples.
  • 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.
  • paul morley, keith belk, antibiotic resistance, biosecurity and infection control, USDA research
    CSU researchers are investigating the weighty topic of antimicrobial resistance by tracking the genetic footprints of drug-resistant bacteria. Their study, funded with $2.25 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has implications for global food safety and public health.