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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Colorado launches environmental justice tool developed by three CSU organizations

EnviroScreen identifies the Colorado communities that have been most impacted by systematic barriers to health and wellness and the cumulative impact of environmental pollution. The tool was developed in partnership with CSU’s Institute for the Built Environment, Geospatial Centroid and Rojas Public Health Lab.

Allison Vilander named one of two CSU Boettcher scholars

Allison Vilander, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, studies rotavirus, an intestinal pathogen responsible for the death of approximately 215,000 children each year, primarily in low- and middle-income countries.

Business Wire: Calviri Completes Enrollment of 800 Dogs in a Preventative Cancer Vaccine Trial

The double-blinded trial is testing Calviri’s vaccine aimed at broadly preventing cancers in dogs. It is being conducted at three leading canine oncology centers – the Flint Animal Cancer Center at CSU, the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

University of Colorado Cancer Center: Growing Evidence Shows Increasing Overlaps Between Human and Companion Animal Cancer Research

This trial is one of many examples of not just the collaboration and partnership between CU Cancer Center members around the state, but the overlaps between humans and companion animals, or non-working animals, and the growing body of research showing how one can inform the other.

Your healthy dog can help vets understand how dogs breathe in emergencies

The Arterial Blood Gas at Altitude Study at the Colorado State University James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital is looking for healthy dogs, especially brachycephalic (short-muzzled, flat-faced) breeds⁠ — English bulldogs, French bulldogs, and pugs ⁠— to participate in this research that will show veterinarians if dogs breathe differently in high altitude environments.

Clinical trials benefit animals and humans

May 20 is international Clinical Trials Day. At Colorado State University, researchers conduct hundreds of clinical trials that yield important insights for human and animal health.