Purina Petcare, Texas A&M Gastrointestinal Laboratory Join Forces To Advance Pet Microbiome Health

Five-year partnership to yield new diagnostic and nutritional tools through $2 million Purina PetCare Research Excellence Fund The veterinary industry can anticipate exciting new breakthroughs in the frontier of pet microbiome health thanks to a new partnership between Nestlé Purina PetCare Global Research and the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinary Medicine […]

Texas A&M Postdoc Receives NIH Grant For Toxicology Research

Dr. Meichen Wang, a postdoctoral trainee in Texas A&M University’s Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology, has been awarded a nearly $1 million career development grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Wang’s grant, an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), will provide support for her work […]

Texas A&M Researchers To Further Develop Unique Cancer Drug With $2.3M NIH Grant

Preliminary data indicate that the compounds developed in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Safe both kill tumors and rejuvenate the immune system, which becomes exhausted as it responds to cancer. A team of Texas A&M University researchers has received a $2.3-millon grant from the National Institutes of Health to further explore a unique immunotherapy that […]

Texas A&M Researchers Developing New Approach For Analyzing Chemical Mixtures

Drs. Weihsueh Chiu and Ivan Rusyn, professors at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), have received one of 11 new research grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of an initiative to find novel ways to assess the toxicity of chemical mixtures. While toxicology studies have traditionally […]

Texas A&M Professors Granted $1.2 Million To Enhance Diversity In Neuroscience

A five-year grant of more than $1.2 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will promote diversity in the field of neuroscience by supporting diverse, research-intensive communities at Texas A&M University. The grant will be used to create a Neuroscience Research Leadership Program modeled on the successful Aggie Research Program (ARP). Dr. Christopher Quick, […]

Petco Love Grant Supports CVMBS Program Serving Elderly Population, Their Pets

Research has indicated that companion animals are highly effective at combatting issues of loneliness, a problem that affects 1 in 5 adults and nearly half of those ages 65 and older in the United States. Because senior citizens in rural communities often face additional barriers that limit social interaction and community participation, the Texas A&M […]

Purina Endowment To Support SATH Resident, Intern Veterinarians’ Wellness

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) has received a generous donation from Nestlé Purina PetCare to establish the college’s first wellness endowment within the CVMBS’ Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS) Department. The Purina Health and Wellness Endowment will distribute an annual stipend to the department’s House Officer Wellbeing Committee that […]

NIH Funds CVMBS Studies On Alcohol Use, Vaping During Pregnancy

A novel testing method and a first-of-its-kind treatment are at the center of two new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Project Grants recently awarded to Dr. Jayanth Ramadoss, associate professor and director of the Perinatal Research Laboratory in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Department of Veterinary Physiology & […]

CVMBS Oncology Service Receives Grant Renewal To Support Pets Fighting Cancer

Dr. Heather Wilson-Robles and the Oncology Service at the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), have received a second grant of $75,000 from the Petco Foundation that will financially assist owners with their pets’ cancer treatments. The Pet Cancer Treatment grant, supported by […]

Texas A&M Research Team Receives USDA Grant To Develop Innovative Wildlife Monitoring System

A research team led by the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) has been awarded a Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a new artificial intelligence-based wildlife monitoring system. The Conservation Innovation Grant program, under the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, supports the development of […]


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