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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Coloradoan: CSU plans to build a new bat research facility in Fort Collins. Here’s what we know

Plans call for construction of a 14,000-square-foot building within the Judson Harper Research Complex on the south side of CSU’s Foothills Campus. The new facility would be adjacent to the existing Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases.

New research reveals clues about the development of epilepsy

Research team discovers neuronal processes that could help advance future preventative treatments for post-traumatic epilepsy.

Anschutz Graduate Fellowship Program chooses five CVMBS doctoral students

Five MIP PhD students are part of the inaugural Anschutz Graduate Fellows cohort at Colorado State University, conducting research focused on pandemic prevention and practical countermeasures to make communities more resilient.

Veterinary Practice News: Impact of stress, temperament on working dogs to be explored in new research at CSU

“Developing a reliable method of measuring chronic stress will help ensure we are taking proper care of working dogs as well as pet dogs,” says CSU associate professor, Barbara Wolfe, DVM, PhD, DACZM,, principal investigator of the project. “If successful, this tool could be utilized to predict success in working dogs and identify when working dogs are experiencing unhealthy levels of stress.”

Tuberculosis researchers find link between vaccine efficacy, environmental pathogens

Researchers at CSU are among the foremost experts on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of the disease, and have for many years been dedicated to understanding its underlying immunopathology.

Canines key to cancer research for Zoetis awardee

Dr. Dan Regan is the 2022 recipient of the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, and will kick off the 24th annual College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Research Day with a keynote address.