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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

  • brain research shane hentges
    ​Brain scientist Shane Hentges uses leading-edge imaging technology to examine neurons involved in anorexia and obesity. She’s seeking clues in the brain’s networks to help prevent and treat eating disorders.​
  • sheryl magzamen epidemiologist
    ​Epidemiologist Sheryl Magzamen is all about breathing easy. With NIH funding, she’s studying the impact of air pollution and pesticides on children with asthma. She’ll have a starring role at our​ Research Day.
  • 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 day 2016
    ​Young scholars earned top awards at our annual Research Day for discoveries related to the gut microbiome, the control of tuberculosis in wildlife, and the presence of rogue proteins on the surfaces of alpine plants.​
  • dna game changer
    Our Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology department assisted in bringing a digital PCR device to CSU. The digital system can split one small sample into 20,000 droplets; it’s akin to conducting 20,000 experiments in one small tube.​​
  • kristen davenport, ed edward hoover, outstanding grad
    HIV, prions, reproduction, tuberculosis. These are topics our grad students investigated to land honors at the university’s Graduate Student Showcase. Learn about their winning research! (Kristen Davenport, a DVM/PhD student, earned Great Minds in Research Honorable Mention for her prion project.)​​​​