Faculty Research Laboratory Websites
Article ItemAllen 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.
Article ItemBalogh 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
Article ItemBorgarelli 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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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.
Article ItemGohlke 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.
Article ItemLuo Laboratory , article
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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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.
Article ItemRossmeisl 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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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.
Article ItemSmith 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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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.
Article ItemYuan 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.
Article ItemTuohy 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.