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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When I was in a laboratory as a freshman in college, I did an experiment and I knew that I had made a scientific discovery that no one else knew. I was hooked at that point.

Dr. Sue VandeWoude, 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

Loveland Reporter Herald: Experts discuss coronavirus at Colorado State University

The coronavirus outbreak is serious but isn’t a cause for panic, a panel of researchers and experts at Colorado State University agreed Wednesday. Four CSU professors participated in the panel and Mark Zabel, research associate dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, served as moderator.

MSN: ‘A Lot To Contribute’: CSU Helps Research Bats and Coronavirus

Rebekah Kading, associate professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology is one of many who are working with experts from around the world to determine how bats transferred the respiratory virus to humans, who are now passing it among each other.

CBS4 Denver: CSU Helps Research Bats and Coronavirus

VIDEO: A team of infectious disease researchers at Colorado State University are joining the fight against coronavirus. Rebekah Kading interview.

World TB Day invites future scientists into a real lab

World TB Day at CSU offers high school students the opportunity to learn about tuberculosis as a global health problem and gain hands-on experience alongside researchers working to halt to the disease’s spread.

Animal Wellness: Music offers many benefits to dogs and cats

A 2012 study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior provides some telling clues. It was led by Lori Kogan, a licensed psychologist and professor of clinical sciences for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.

Courier Press: Stem cell treatment helping Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden monkey with back problems

Dr. Ullmer decided to reach out to Dr. Valerie Johnson, a veterinary colleague at Colorado State University doing stem cell research in other other animals. Ullmer said she had seen Johnson’s presentations at professional conferences, and it seemed promising.

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