Dr. Mei-Zhen Cui seeks to determine what causes the arterial plaque formation that occurs with atherosclerosis. Specifically, she is focusing on how lysophosphatidic acid, a type of lipid, affects smooth muscle cells and vascular responses. Her research is currently sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A group of researchers in the Large Animal Clinical Sciences Department is working on regenerative medicine in horses. Specifically, they are using adult mesenchymal stem cells harvested from the horses themselves and injecting these stem cells into areas of the horse's body that need treatment, like joints. (L-R: Dr. Madhu Dhar, Dr. Jim Schumacher, Dr. H. Steve Adair, Ms. Nancy Neilsen)
Dr. Stephen Kania (L) & Dr. David Bemis (R) study Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, which is the main cause of skin infections in dogs. Many isolates of this bacterium are now resistant to certain antibiotics. Their research team continues to map this resistance and has shown a large cluster of resistance in the southeastern United States. Their ultimate goal is to determine how such organisms exchange resistance properties.
We focus on more than just animals. Our research also finds solUTions to problems that affect humans and the environment.
Our faculty, staff, and students contribute to the process of discovery through a wide range of basic and
translational interests that impact not only veterinary medicine but
also the biomedical sciences, as well as the public health
needs of the state and nation.