Our world-renowned expertise in life sciences is rooted in collaboration. Our “team science” approach means we seek out connections - with fellow researchers worldwide and with foundation, corporate, and agency partners - that make our science stronger.

These collaborations transform basic research into clinical practice through translational medicine in order to deliver One Health solutions - vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tools - that benefit animals, people, and the planet.

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3rd highest college in the nation for veterinary research funding from the National Institutes of Health
$87.1 million awarded for research in 2021
$61 million in research expenditures in 2021

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Centers and institutes represent research areas that our scientists can rally around, bringing together their diverse skillsets and perspectives to solve pressing global issues.

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Foundational research is hard. Scientists are true pioneers of the 21st century. We stand at the horizon of discovery with no manual or textbook to reference when generating new ideas and how to test them. We simply climb on the shoulders of scientists who pushed forward the scientific frontier before us. Up to 90% of our experiments fail. But that makes that one experiment in ten that reveals something new all the more exciting and rewarding.

Dr. Mark Zabel, Associate Dean for Research

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The road to research begins here. Shape and share your scientific skillset through faculty mentorship and community connections.

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Agricultural health and safety center celebrates 30 years of impact and collaboration

The center has held continuous funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, throughout its 30 years of work. After initial funding in 1991, they have successfully competed for and been awarded additional funding six times, most recently in 2022. The center’s research support to date is more than $28.5 million dollars, with an additional $7.8 million in the next five years.

New York Times Quote of the Day: Rover, Too, May End Up Struggling with Dementia

“It turns out that probably the best model for human aging has been aging alongside of us for hundreds and hundreds of years.” – Dr. Nicole Ehrhart, a veterinarian who studies aging, about the research of “doggy dementia.”

The Conversation: A dog has caught monkeypox from one of its owners, highlighting risk of the virus infecting pets and wild animals

By Dr. Amy MacNeill: I am a veterinary pathologist and virologist who has been working with poxviruses for over 20 years. I study how these viruses evade the immune system and am working on modifying poxviruses to prevent infection as well as treat other diseases, including cancer.

CSU shares in $12.5 million NSF award establishing institute for emerging virus research

The Verena Biology Integration Institute will advance a cross-disciplinary research agenda that targets significant sources of emerging infectious diseases.

9News: Veterinary pathologist shares her perspective on monkeypox outbreak

VIDEO: Dr. Amy MacNeill sat down with 9News reporter Jennifer Meckles to explain what she knows about monkeypox from studying past outbreaks, and its effect on animal species.

Colorado Public Radio: CSU scientist adds to our understanding of monkeypox

LISTEN: July saw a jump in monkeypox cases in Colorado. The World Health Organization has declared its spread a global emergency. Dr. Amy MacNeill studies pox viruses from a veterinary perspective, given that rodents so often spread the disease to people.