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

Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Insitute: Team science and innovation training for faculty

CSU Associate Professor Candace Mathiason was in the 2018-19 Leadership in Innovation and Team Science cohort.

DVM 360: CBD trial results ‘encouraging’ for dogs with epilepsy

The veterinary team behind the ongoing clinical trial at Colorado State University found that 89% of dogs that received cannabidiol experienced a reduction in seizure frequency.

Morning Ag Clips: Soil threatened by instability of Amazon forests

The new study, “Amazonian deforestation and soil biodiversity,” is published in the June issue of Conservation Biology and is co-authored by CSU Distinguished Professor Diana Wall, Bruno Sobral, professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at CSU, and Artur Silva, professor at the Universidade Federal do Pará in Belém, Brazil.

KUNC: Hemp CBD Could Help Dogs With Epilepsy, But Researchers Say More Studies Are Needed

Dr. Stephanie McGrath recommended only purchasing CBD products that include a Certificate of Analysis, which verifies that a product meets specifications.

New York Daily News: Horse deaths cast pall on California’s famed Santa Anita Park

“Hindsight’s always twenty-twenty, but they should not have been racing those days,” equine surgeon Dr. Wayne McIlwraith told the Daily News, referring to Southern California’s record rainfall in May and a storm May 16.

Houston Public Media: What Scientists Have Learned From Studying Twin Astronauts Scott And Mark Kelly

AUDIO: Susan Bailey, professor of radiation cancer biology and oncology at Colorado State University who studied Scott and Mark’s telomeres, about the study and what its findings imply for the future of long-term spaceflight.

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