Research


BMS Professor Among Team of Purdue Scientists Using Doppler to Peer Inside Cells in Effort to Improve Infection Diagnoses and Treatments

Friday, March 5th, 2021 - Doppler radar improves lives by peeking inside air masses to predict the weather. A Purdue University team that includes Dr. John Turek, professor of basic medical sciences, is using similar technology to look inside living cells, introducing a method to detect pathogens and treat infections in ways that scientists never have before.



Pigs can be taught how to use joysticks, experiment finds

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 - The intelligence of pigs has long been renowned — and scientists in the US have now found that they are clever enough to be able to use computer joysticks. Researchers from Purdue University in Indiana said they were able to train four pigs to carry out a “joystick operated video game task” to get treats....



Dr. Suresh Mittal Helps Address Public’s COVID-19 Vaccine Questions as Part FOX59 Panel of Experts

Friday, February 5th, 2021 - A live town hall about the coronavirus vaccine broadcast by Indianapolis TV stations FOX59 and CBS4 featured a panel of health experts that included Dr. Suresh Mittal, Distinguished Professor of Virology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



Presentation Highlights Oncology Research Success

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 - Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology and Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology Deborah Knapp recently marked a milestone in her career. As an endowed professor, Purdue University requires Dr. Knapp undergo a review by her department every five years with the latest review completed last month. Dr. Knapp was first named the Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology in 2006 and has held the title ever since. As part of the review, Dr. Knapp was asked to present a seminar highlighting some of her research team’s success.



BMS Scholar J. Paul Robinson Among Six Purdue Innovators to Receive Trask Innovation Funding

Friday, January 15th, 2021 - Dr. J. Paul Robinson, the SVM Professor of Cytomics in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences, is one of six Purdue University researchers receiving a total of nearly $209,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund to help their labs commercialize their innovations. The fund is a development program established to support projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue intellectual property.



Left behind: How to prepare pets for a post-pandemic life

Monday, January 4th, 2021 - Dr. Candace Croney sat down with the Associated Press to provide some tip for how to help your furry friends prepare for you return to campus, the office, & other work places. Read her tips at the Associated Press – Left behind: How to prepare pets for a post-pandemic life



Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets

Monday, January 4th, 2021 - Recently, Dr. Candace Croney was interviewed by the Associated Press about how the lives of pets have changed during the pandemic! Read more at the Associated Press – Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets



Low-Dust Forages Essential for Asthmatic Horses

Thursday, December 17th, 2020 - Researchers recently revealed that feeding Thoroughbred racehorses in training and racing certain alternatives to dry hay resulted in 30% fewer respirable dust particles in horses’ breathing zones and decreased airway inflammation. Laurent L. Couëtil, DVM, PhD, professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and director of Equine Research Programs and Equine Sports Medicine Center at Purdue...



Purdue Scientists Join in Launch of Cloud-based Canine Cancer Database to Benefit Humans and Their Best Friends

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 - The National Cancer Institute announced in August the development of a cloud-based Canine Cancer Database that has significant ties to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.



Strategically Speaking: Refreshed Strategic Plan to Guide College Through 2023

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - As Boilermakers, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s team of faculty, staff and students realizes that persistent planning is key to taking the small steps that enable the College of Veterinary Medicine to persistently pursue the next giant leap. That is why the college has a culture of strategic planning. Since 2010, two five-year strategic plans have been developed and implemented. When the most recent of those plans neared its end in 2020, teams of faculty and staff reviewed the document, taking note of the college’s achievements, and developed a “refreshed” strategic plan with revised and updated action items for the time period of 2021-2023.




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