Research

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.

World-Renowned Research

Animal Health
Biological Systems
Cancer
Environmental Health
Imaging and Diagnostics
Infectious Disease
Orthopedics
Reproduction
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

Where our great minds gather

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

Student research opportunities

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

Research News

More Research Stories

CBS Colorado: Bison population, with Yellowstone National Park roots, explodes in Colorado

VIDEO: In 2015 researchers at Colorado State University, in conjunction with the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County, released a small herd of bison onto the 2,700-acre Soapstone Prairie north of Fort Collins. The herd originally included just 10 bison, but thanks to advanced assisted reproductive technologies at CSU, the herd has grown significantly and has been kept as close to genetically pure as possible and free of brucellosis.

Undergraduate researchers end the semester real-world ready

In the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, CURE labs immerse students in hands-on, relevant research and learning lab skills needed to pursue their own professional paths in science.

CSU Magazine: At CSU, even the labs are going green

“The amount of water and energy used by a research lab is astronomical,” said Rebecca Staudenmaier, lab manager and research associate with the Dobos Lab. “If we can be sustainable, it lowers costs, it can leverage grants, and it’s just the right thing to do. The support of the University makes it easier.”

Knowable Magazine: Inside the brains of aging dogs

Veterinary neurologist Stephanie McGrath at Colorado State University performs MRI scans on participants in the Dog Aging Project, looking for features that may connect brain shrinkage and other physical changes to dementia in older dogs. Most exciting, she says, is that her work suggests MRI might one day be used as an early detection tool.

NPR: A new flu is spilling over from cows to people in the U.S. How worried should we be?

These studies indicate influenza D is likely what’s called an emerging virus. It’s jumping into people who work with animals, such as dairy farmers, but it’s not likely spreading much beyond that. Study authors include Stephen Reynolds, Josh Schaeffer, and James Seidel of the High Plains Center for Agricultural Health and Safety.

One health, one planet: Astronauts to share their view from space

NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Jessica Watkins will deliver a public keynote and Q&A at the Translational Medicine Institute on April 12.