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    Allen Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Irving Coy Allen, associate professor of inflammatory disease in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Allen Laboratory's research program is focused on exploring the intersection between the immune system and cancer. Specifically, the lab is interested in understanding the contribution of unique families of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in modulating disease pathogenesis and inflammatory microenvironments.

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    Anandakrishnan Laboratory , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Ramu Anandakrishnan, assistant professor for biomedical sciences at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Anandakrishnan Lab is developing bioinformatics algorithms for identifying potential cancer genes and using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing protocol to investigate the effect of mutations in the cancer genes identified above.

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    Balogh Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Orsolya Balogh, associate professor of theriogenology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, the Balogh Laboratory's primary research interests are the regulation of normal uterine contractility during canine parturition, and the endocrine and molecular mechanisms underlying absent or insufficient labor contractions in dogs with uterine inertia

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    Borgarelli Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Michele Borgarelli, professor of cardiology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, the Comparative Cardiovascular Laboratory is a translational research group that studies cardiovascular diseases affecting dogs and humans. The lab's research focuses on chronic degenerative mitral valve disease (CDVD) in dogs.

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    Calder Lab , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Ryan Calder, assistant professor of environment health and policy in the Department of Population Health Sciences, the Models for Environmental Health and Policy lab interrogates policy decisions around environmental and natural resource management by quantifying cross-disciplinary trade-offs and risks.

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    Caswell Laboratory , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Clay Caswell, who has been studying bacterial pathogens for more than 15 years. His work has included characterizing mechanisms of Streptococcus and Brucella pathogenesis. Our group uses a combination of genetic and biochemical approaches, coupled with in vitro and in vivo model systems to identify and describe mechanisms that bacteria use to colonize and infect their hosts. Of particular interest are pathways that utilize transcriptional and posttranscriptional means to coordinate the expression of genes during infection.

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    Costa Laboratory , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Blaise Costa, pharmacology professor at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Costa Lab is interested in developing novel treatment strategies for neurological disorders that affect human beings and other animals.

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    Gaji Laboratory , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Raj Gaji, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Gaji Lab focuses on understanding the biology and pathogenesis of important human pathogen Toxoplasma gondii with a long-term to develop safe and effective therapy against toxoplasmosis.

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    Gloag Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Erin Gloag, assistant professor of microbiology and biofilm biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Gloag Lab's mission is to discover and understand the mechanisms by which pathogenic bacterial biofilms persist in a host to establish chronic infections.

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    Gohlke Research Group , article

    Led by principal investigator Julia Gohlke, associate professor of environmental health in the Department of Population Health Sciences, the Gohlke Research Group focuses on the development of methods to assess the role of the environment in human health.

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    Johnson Laboratory , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Teresa Johnson, discipline chair for microbiology and immunology at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Johnson Lab is focused on understanding disease pathophysiology, particularly, for respiratory viruses, with the goal of developing vaccines, therapeutics, and point-of-care diagnostics for these infections.

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    Luo Laboratory , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Xin M. Luo, associate professor of immunology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Luo Laboratory's research interests are immunological, microbial, and nutritional regulation of autoimmunity and immunodeficiency, focusing on how commensal bacteria in the gut affect the host immune system, and vice versa.

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    Meng Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Meng Laboratory studies emerging and zoonotic viruses that are of human and veterinary public health importance. Current research focuses on delineating the mechanisms of viral replication and pathogenesis and developing viral vaccines.

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    Roballo Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Kelly Roballo, faculty for cell biology and physiology at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Roballo lab focuses on neurodegenerative diseases and regenerative medicine.

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    Rossmeisl Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator John Rossmeisl, Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, the Veterinary and Comparative Neuro-oncology Laboratory is a translational research group whose primary mission is to develop more-effective methods for the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors affecting companion animals and humans.

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    Seleem Laboratory , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Mohamed Seleem, professor and Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Chair in Bacteriology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Seleem Laboratory is focused on developing new antimicrobials and improving delivery of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. The lab is also developing novel methods for early detection and identification of a single bacterium and fungus in a complex environment.

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    Serpa Laboratory , redirect

    Led by primary investigator Priscilla Serpa, research assistant professor of clinical pathology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Cytopathology Research Lab's (Cyte) research bridges basic and applied sciences. Our main focus is on the development of diagnostic tools applied (but not limited to) oncology. We are also interested in investigating mechanisms involved in oncogenesis in dogs, cats, and horses, as well as using these domestic species as animal models of naturally occurring cancer, with potential translational applications to human health. ‚Äč

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    Smith Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Stephen Smith, the Aquatic Medicine Program and Laboratory serve as a resource and aquatic animal facility for faculty and graduate students. The program focuses on the diseases, diagnosis, pathology, immunology, parasitology and bacteriology of both vertebrate and invertebrate aquatic organisms. The Aquatic Medicine Laboratory is equipped to maintain a variety of freshwater and marine species and to provide a basic laboratory for investigations into these organisms. The lab also serves as a source of collaborative efforts with other institutions and agencies interested in the culture, diseases, and problems associated with aquatic organisms.

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    Theus Laboratory , redirect

    Led by principal investigator Michelle H. Theus, associate professor of molecular and cellular neurobiology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Theus Laboratory of Neurotrauma and Repair collaborates with an interdisciplinary team of scientists focused on devising novel therapies for stroke and traumatic brain injury. Research endeavors include partnerships with Virginia Tech faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, Center for Engineered Health, and School of Neuroscience.

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    Yuan Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Lijuan Yuan, professor of virology and immunology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Yuan Laboratory studies the interactions among enteric viruses, probiotics, and the host immune system.

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    Tuohy Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Joanne Tuohy, Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology, the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory is housed at the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center at the Roanoke Virginia Tech campus, and includes clinician scientists and researchers who embrace the One Health concept to improve cancer outcomes for veterinary and human patients.

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    Parker Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Rell Parker, this translational research lab investigates neurologic disorders of people and animals. Our research is focused on the functional changes that occur in the nervous system in response to chronic pain.

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    Ramirez-Barrios Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Roger Ramirez-Barrios, clinical associate professor of veterinary parasitology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, the Ramirez-Barrios Lab's studies gastrointestinal parasites and vector-borne parasites in domestic animals.

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    Witonsky Laboratory , article

    Led by principal investigator Sharon Witonsky, associate professor of equine field service in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, the Witonsky Lab's mission is unraveling the immunopathology of different pathogens and improving disease outcomes. Current efforts are focused predominantly on Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM).