Our researchers find answers to some of the
world’s most complicated questions. Much of our research
incorporates the “One Health” concept, which recognizes the complex
interactions between human and animal health and the
This area of research investigates traits and conditions found
in animals and humans such as inherited diseases, natural genetic
resistance to diseases, and evolution.
This area of research helps to understand what is involved in
keeping human and animal organs and systems functioning. The
Michael E. DeBakey Institute has served a central role in research
related to cardiovascular science that has led to key patents.
This program focuses on threats posed to human health by
livestock-borne diseases. It has led to the development of new and
innovative ways, such as vaccine generation, to defend against
natural or man-made disease outbreaks.
Research of neurological, neurodegenerative, and
neurodevelopmental disorders is conducted from levels visible to
the naked eye to levels too small to be seen with a normal
microscope. The college is equipped with a state-of-the-art whole
body functional imaging facility and an advanced microscopic
Our faculty research diverse areas of reproductive biology, such
as fertility in horses and animal cloning. Efforts are directed to
better understand factors controlling fertility, fetal development
and pregnancy as well as the mechanisms by which environmental
agents influence these processes.
The focus areas of this program include the detection and
characterization of toxins such as heavy metals and pesticides, in
various cells or organ systems; investigating the link of these
toxins to neurodegenerative diseases, developmental defects,
reproductive dysfunction, and cancers; and detecting and
detoxifying hazardous food-borne and environmental chemicals and
pathogenic microbes. The college is home to the interdisciplinary
toxicology graduate program.
Oncology, Cell Biology, Stem Cell Research, and Microscopic
This program facilitates break-through discoveries in the field
of oncology, cell biology, and stem cell research, and translates
exciting results into treatments and cures for diseases.
Researchers employ state-of-art microscopic imaging methodologies
to explore mechanism governing diseases. The goal of this research
is to provide targets for drug design and develop and use clinical
animals models for diseases.
Epidemiology and Public Health
Faculty members in this group are actively engaged in studying
the frequency, distribution, and control of diseases in both animal
and human populations. Areas of research include zoonotic diseases,
surveillance of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases,
international veterinary medicine and public health, food safety,
biodefense, and the ecology and epidemiology of antimicrobial
Science and Technology Journalism
The CVM offers a unique Masters degree program in science and
technology journalism that prepares students for careers as writers
and editors specializing in science, technology, or medicine.
Students take courses both in science communication and in various