Research Day

woman gesturing toward her research poster at Research Day

24th Annual Research Day

January 28, 2023
Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom
Free to attend

Research Day is a showcase of cutting-edge research projects and approaches from members of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences community. The annual symposium is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to present their work and talents, connect with other graduate students and faculty at CSU, and learn about other disciplines.

Join us for a celebration of diverse and exciting achievements in basic, translational, clinical, and outcomes research, as well as lively discussions and multidisciplinary collaborations across the fields of veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences. All members of the local community are encouraged to participate in this free event. Use #CVMBSResearchDay to share your photos of Research Day!

Schedule of Events

10:00-10:45 a.m.Poster set up; LSC Grand Ballroom AB
Oral presentation set up in assigned rooms
11:00 a.m.Opening remarks
11:10-11:50 a.m.Keynote: Dr. Dan Regan, Zoetis Research Excellence Award Winner; LSC Theatre
11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m.Break
12:15-4:15 p.m.Oral presentations
Room 1: LSC 308-10 Basic/Translational Science
Room 2: LSC 304-06 Basic Science
Room 3: LSC 302 Clinical Science
Room 4: LSC 300 Clinical/Translational Science
12:15-2:00 p.m.Poster Session I judging: odd-numbered posters; LSC Grand Ballroom AB
2:00-2:15 p.m.Break
2:15-4:00 p.m.Poster Session II judging: even-numbered posters; LSC Grand Ballroom AB
4:15-6:00 p.m.Social hour and awards; LSC Grand Ballroom CD

Keynote Speaker

man standing next to microscope

Dan Regan, D.V.M., Ph.D.

2022 Zoetis Veterinary Research Excellence Awardee
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Talk title

Everything I know I learned from dogs: A comparative metastasis biology approach to accelerate development of tumor microenvironment targeted immunotherapies for osteosarcoma


Dr. Regan leads the Investigational Pathology Laboratory at the Flint Animal Cancer Center, where he focuses on increasing understanding of the interplay between the immune system and (non-immune) tumor stroma, and how these compartments of the tumor microenvironment promote metastasis as well as respond to and mediate extrinsic mechanisms of resistance to anti-cancer therapy. To investigate this area of cancer biology, his laboratory utilizes a combination of in vitro 3-dimensional tumor co-culture models and animal models, focusing on breast and bone cancer (osteosarcoma). Dr. Regan also has a strong interest in comparative oncology and leveraging naturally occurring cancers in dogs as both a surrogate and intermediary model to evaluate and validate his laboratory’s investigations into the tumor microenvironment.


Theresa Rulon

Administrative Assistant for the Associate Dean for Research