Research

Innovation, Collaboration, Discovery.

We work at the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health. Our expertise in the life sciences forms the foundation of our biomedical, environmental health, and veterinary research.

To solve complex problems facing our planet, we invest in basic science, applied science, and emerging infectious diseases, and in the discovery and delivery of new vaccines, drugs, and diagnostic tools.

World-Renowned Research

Animal Health
Biological Systems
Cancer
Environmental Health
Imaging and Diagnostics
Infectious Disease
Orthopedics
Reproduction
70% of students work in a research laboratory
3 dozen + ongoing clinical trials
$258 million in research expenditures in FY2018

Centers and Institutes

Home to diverse biomedical, environmental health, and veterinary research programs that advance science and technology to improve and save lives, our centers and institutes promote scholarship in teaching, training and research, provide academic support services, and perform outreach consistent with the mission of the University.

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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

Student Research Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate students can participate in hands-on learning experiences through mentorship from faculty, and connecting with researchers and peers.

Animal Health Innovation Fund

From developing new drug therapies for common cancers in dogs to better treatments for feline liver failure, the Animal Health Innovation fund catalyzes clinical research to ensure animals live longer, better lives. With help from clinics, veterinarians, alumni, and other generous supporters, our faculty aim to address the increasing demand for relevant research in improving animal health.

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Research News

More Research Stories

COVID-19 Impacts: Perspectives from Women in Science

Sept. 29: Moderated by professor emerita Carol Blair, CSU scientists with diverse expertise will provide their perspectives on a broad array of topics regarding COVID-19. The conversation will stretch from thoughts about the origin and transmission of corona viruses, testing strategies, human and community health impacts, and behavior changes noted during the pandemic.

Women’s work: Female researchers take the lead

Women lead two of CSU’s four COVID-19 vaccine projects, both built on centuries-old solutions to ruinous infectious disease and both certain to advance knowledge, regardless of which international laboratory gets to the vaccine finish line first.

Spillover: Finding motivation in the pandemic

I’m a senior majoring in microbiology at Colorado State University. As an undergraduate researcher, I’m studying the spillover of infectious disease from one species to another – the mechanism that most likely led to emergence of COVID-19.

The head and the heart: How does mental health affect the body?

Understanding why and how prolonged psychosocial stress, including mood and anxiety disorders, increases risk for chronic physiological illnesses like hypertension and diabetes is at the heart of Brent Myers’s research.

Colorado School of Public Health: Ergonomic design for every body

“It’s really interesting to see how my background in pattern making and 3D body scanning can be utilized in many different ways. This upcoming project feels like the best possible way I could use my skills to help with worker safety and health.” -Kayna Hobbs, Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Ph.D. student

Professor Richard Bowen honored for lifetime of research excellence

Professor Richard Bowen awarded the AVMA 2020 Lifetime Excellence in Research Award

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