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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

  • women in science
    How can women flourish in science? Ask leaders of a project called Women in Science Career Issues. Started by three women in our Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, the project seeks solutions to gender-based career obstacles.​
  • brain disease, edward hoover, deer
    Our prion experts are studying whether a test for early-stage chronic wasting disease in deer might also be used to identify the onset of brain disorders in people – possible because of the shared characteristic of protein misfolding.​​
  • CVMBS students win at CSU GradShow
    Graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are getting to the root of the problem with winning research projects that probe melioidosis, opioid abuse, tuberculosis, osteoarthritis and placental development.​​​
  • horse birth control
    CSU reproduction scientists are working on contraceptive vaccines that could provide safe and humane ways to rein in wild horse populations in the West, reducing the need for controversial roundups and sales.​​​
  • research
    Colorado State’s reputation as a top-tier research university is bolstered by expenditures totaling $332 million in fiscal year 2016. It was the ninth consecutive year with research expenditures topping $300 million.
  • rushika perera
    Have you heard the buzz? Rushika Perera was named a Boettcher Investigator and received funding to support her research in mosquito-borne viruses. She studies biochemical changes in the mosquito midgut that allow virus replication. ​​
  • bison calf
    Just as the American bison officially became our national mammal, two bison calves were born to a conservation herd on public grasslands near Fort Collins. CSU is providing assisted reproductive technologies for the bison project.​
  • lucas argueso
    Lucas Argueso, in our Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, is one of three CSU investigators to land the new NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for his study of links between chromosomal damage and disease.

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