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

WIND-FM: How man’s best friend is helping cancer treatment

By Dr. Nicole Ehrhart: Cancer diagnoses in dogs are on the rise, as are cancer diagnoses in people. In fact, canine cancer is the leading cause of death in pets over the age of 10 years.

AgWeb: Zoetis Establishes Veterinary Research Lab at CSU

Zoetis has signed an agreement with Colorado State University (CSU) to establish a research lab at CSU that will explore the livestock immune system and target new immunotherapies – paving the way for new alternatives to antibiotics in food-producing animals.

Dr. Wayne McIlwraith receives lifetime research excellence award from national veterinary association

The American Veterinary Medical Association recently honored Colorado State University Distinguished Professor Dr. Wayne McIlwraith with its Lifetime Excellence in Research Award.

Dr. Rod Page honored for career achievement in canine research

Dr. Rod Page received the American Veterinary Medical Association Career Achievement in Canine Research Award at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium on July 27 in Worcester, Mass.

Gee-whiz! Microbiology student wins Graduate Women in Science fellowship

Microbiology Ph.D. student Jessie Haugen Frenkel is one of five female researchers from around the country to win the Graduate Women in Science National Fellowship.

Groundbreaking marks milestone for Center for Vector-Borne and Infectious Diseases

The CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology celebrated a new era in infectious disease research, with a groundbreaking for the Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases on June 18.

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