Lynn Pezzanite

Assistant Professor Clinical Sciences


(970) 297-4296

About Lynn

Lynn Pezzanite, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, is a large animal surgeon and assistant professor of cellular and molecular biology within the Translational Medicine Institute at Colorado State University. Her research program can be divided programmatically into three focus areas in the field of comparative orthopedics and regenerative medicine: study of pathological responses in osteoarthritis, elucidation of the role of the gut microbiome in orthopedic conditions, and the development of cellular and immunomodulatory approaches to treat musculoskeletal disease. Her laboratory's work spans bench to bedside, integrating basic molecular-cellular biology techniques and pre-clinical animal models of orthopedic conditions to inform clinical interventions in veterinary and human patients. The overall goal is to pursue a basic study of musculoskeletal homeostasis and disease to develop therapeutic strategies addressing key orthopedic challenges including osteoarthritis and multi-drug resistant infection.


Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2021Master of Science, Colorado State University, 2018Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 2014


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery