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A main focus of Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle’s research is exploring novel treatments for animal diseases. Currently, her lab is focused on finding drugs suitable for eliminating canine mammary cancer and evaluating the effectiveness of stem cell and related therapies for treating skin wounds in horses – which may be used in humans and…(Read More)

Dr. Alex Travis’s research explores a diverse set of subjects, ranging from assisted reproduction techniques to technologies based on the very smallest biological machines. Much of Dr. Travis’s work stems from his studies of reproduction and the function of sperm. World’s first puppies born by in vitro fertilization.  Travis and his colleagues…(Read More)

Dr. Elia Tait Wojno has been busy exploring the immune system when it functions correctly (to eliminate parasites) and when it malfunctions (resulting in allergic disease). Similarities between dog and human allergies. Tait Wojno and her team have studied blood samples from dozens of canine patients at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, including dogs…(Read More)

The Parrish laboratory has been studying viruses that have emerged in dogs to cause new diseases. Together with his team, Parrish is showing in-detail how those viruses jumped into and spread between dogs and how they sometimes infect other animals – including cats and wild species. Canine influenza viruses: emergence and spread. There are currently…(Read More)

Tiny troublemakers: viruses


Work in John Parker’s laboratory is focused on viruses that infect animals and the immune responses to infection. They’re making discoveries that will enable better therapies and preventatives for treating common and devastating diseases. Small differences between viruses make big problems. Feline calicivirus can be mild or devastating, depending on the strain of…(Read More)

Like humans, dogs are occasionally born with birth defects, and they occur more frequently in some breeds. In the case of XX DSD, a disorder of sexual development, affected puppies that have normal female sex chromosomes (XX) are born with masculinized genitals and are often infertile or sterile. XX DSD is a documented problem for…(Read More)

Dr. Charles Danko is interested in how DNA, the basic blueprints for all living things, is interpreted by cells to produce living, breathing organisms. He also explores how diseases like cancer change these interpretations and impact health. Understanding how evolution determines human and animal differences. The genes of humans, dogs, cats, horses, and mice aren…(Read More)

Dr. Scott Coonrod focuses his research attention on cancer, the out-of-control growth of cells that claims millions of animal and human lives every year. Finding smarter treatments for a canine cancer. In a dog-focused collaboration with Dr. Charles Danko, Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle, and Dr. Roy Cohen, Coonrod’s laboratory is…(Read More)

Dr. Doug Antczak’s research in the past year has focused on projects comparing the genomes of horses and wild or domestic animals, and defining the interactions between the horse immune system and a common but devastating virus. Genetics of the oryx, camel, and Arabian horse. The Antczak lab is working with colleagues at Weill…(Read More)