Translational Biomedical Research Training Program for Veterinarians

Funded by the NIH, this program responds to the national need for more veterinarians to translate basic research findings to in vivo application to improve the health of animals, humans, and the environment, consistent with the concept of One Health. Training is tailored to an individual’s research topic and department, and emphasizes experimental design, critical thinking, and multi-disciplinary integration of molecular biology, infectious disease biology, immunology, genomics, bioinformatics, and communication skills.

Funded positions are renewable annually for up to three years, and are intended to culminate in a Ph.D.

Application Process

Applications are accepted year round and are typically reviewed in February for positions beginning July 1. Because the program’s start date can vary each year, candidates are encouraged to apply by February 1. Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency to be eligible for admission.

To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School and send additional application materials to:

Collette Hageman
Attn: T32 Research Training Program
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1682 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Application Materials

  • Biographical sketch or curriculum vitae
  • Statement describing the basis of your interest in biomedical research, your career goals, and your area(s) of interest
  • Three letters of reference from individuals who can comment on you and your potential as an investigator
  • Certified transcript from each college or university attended
  • Graduate Record Exam scores (if available)

Program Leadership

Edward Hoover, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P.

University Distinguished Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Sue VandeWoude, D.V.M., D.A.C.L.A.M.

Associate Director
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Daniel Regan, D.V.M., Ph.D., D.A.C.V.P.

Assistant Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Contact Us

Collette Hageman

Academic Support Coordinator