Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians

The Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians program provides research training in molecular biology, genetic technology, and animal models in preparation for careers as principal investigators in comparative medicine and pathology.

Program Highlights

  • Trainees are empowered to become independently-funded principal investigators in biomedical research

  • Emphasis on critical thinking, experimental design, data interpretation, scientific writing, and communication skills

  • Work alonside NIH-funded investigators conducting contemporary biomedical research

Career Opportunities

The Biomedical Research Training for Veterinarians program equips trainees with essential experience valued by a variety of industries, including:

  • Academia
  • Biotechnology
  • Diagnostics
  • Non-profit research
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Public health

Research Opportunities

  • Clinical pathology
  • Immunology
  • Laboratory animal medicine
  • Molecular biology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Toxicology and pharmacokinetics
  • Virology

Training and Experience

The training environment emphasizes primary bench research employing methods in molecular biology and immunology, critical thinking, experimental design, scientific writing and communication skills, enabling trainees to build bridge basic research and in vivo application using animal models.

Coursework consists of a minimum essential core of graduate courses in molecular and cell biology, program-tailored coursework in immunology and either infectious or environmental disease pathogenesis, biostatistics, scientific writing, and ethical conduct of research.

The vast majority of course credit, time, and emphasis will be on experimental design and primary laboratory research.

Application Information and Deadlines

To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School. Early submission is encouraged.

Date Action
February 15 Application Deadline

Online Graduate Application

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Compensation and Benefits

Residents receive a stipend and full tuition coverage. For more information about Colorado State University employee benefits, visit the Human Resources website.

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