Research


Upcoming Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture Examines Canine-assisted Interventions in Hospitals

Friday, August 27th, 2021 - The expansion of canine-assisted interventions to healthcare facilities is an emerging trend in the realm of human-animal interaction. Although media attention focuses on patient benefits, little attention is given to the lack of informed policies and procedures addressing risks to humans and canines.  Dr. Sandra Barker will be focusing on this issue during her keynote lecture at the Purdue Veterinary Conference as the speaker for the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7.



Purdue Veterinary Medicine and Houston Methodist Researchers Develop Novel Strategy for Tuberculosis Vaccine

Friday, August 27th, 2021 - Innovators at Purdue University, led by Dr. Suresh Mittal, Distinguished Professor of Virology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Houston Methodist Research Institute have created a novel strategy for developing an effective vaccine for a widespread form of tuberculosis.



PVM Scholar Leads Groundbreaking Study of How the Brain’s Own Protective System Could Help Advance Treatment of Neurodegenerative Conditions

Friday, August 13th, 2021 - A labyrinthian network of blood vessels helps to maintain normal health by protecting the human brain from foreign contaminants. Unfortunately, this natural protection comes with a cost: While the maze keeps the brain safe, it is also an obstacle when treating brain damage or disease. Finding ways through the network could mean a drastic improvement in quality of life. Dr. Tiffany Lyle, assistant professor of veterinary anatomic pathology in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology and a member of Purdue’s Center for Cancer Research, is on a mission to do just that. She is the first scientist to map changes to the brain’s barrier during metastases of lung cancer and, more recently, she has produced the first comprehensive, molecular mapping of the network in relation to blast-induced traumatic brain injuries.



COVID-19 transmission among the fully vaccinated is rare, but possible, experts say. Here’s why.

Friday, August 13th, 2021 - As the country confronts a massive surge of coronavirus cases, fully vaccinated Americans worry whether they’re adequately protected. As masking recommendations for the vaccinated change, one aspect of the transmissibility debate can be overlooked. Cases of breakthrough infections among the vaccinated remain rare. In that event, health experts said, a fully vaccinated person who gets...



Veterinary Research Scholars Summer Program Wraps up with Certificates for Participants

Friday, August 6th, 2021 - Students and their mentors in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program gathered for a wrap up session on Thursday, July 29, to celebrate their accomplishments and receive certificates of recognition.



Dr. Timothy Ratliff Steps Down as Purdue Center for Cancer Research Director; will continue as Distinguished Professor in CPB

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 - Purdue University is launching a national search for a new director of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) to succeed Dr. Timothy Ratliff, who has announced that he will step down from his role as the Robert Wallace Director of the PCCR after leading the organization for 14 years.



Dr. Debra Hickman Named as Purdue Associate VP for Animal Resources; Joins CPB Faculty

Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Purdue University has announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah Hickman as the new attending veterinarian and associate vice president for animal resources in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP). Dr. Hickman also will be appointed as a clinical professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



Experts Join Together for International Dialogue on the Human-Animal Bond

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 - Registration is now available for the 2021 Centers for the Human-Animal Bond Conference hosted by the Purdue University Center for the Human-Animal Bond. The virtual conference scheduled for November 4-5 will bring together a diverse set of national and international academic human-animal interaction centers and institutes for a global, interdisciplinary conversation focused on advancement in this field.



Basic Medical Sciences Professor Co-leads Research on Tissue-engineered Implants that Offer Hope for Patients with Vocal Injuries

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - New technology from innovators at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine may one day help patients who suffer devastating vocal injuries from surgery on the larynx. A collaborative team consisting of Purdue biomedical engineers and clinicians from IU has tissue-engineered component tissue replacements that support reconstruction of the larynx.



PVM Researcher Focuses on Data to Discover Better Cancer Diagnostics and Therapies

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - The next generation of treatments for cancer may be found, not by scientists peering through microscopes, but by computer scientists crunching numbers. Thanks to unprecedented amounts of data, Purdue University researchers across multiple disciplines, including comparative pathobiology, are using innovative data science techniques to better understand the genetics and cellular biology of cancer cells and tumors allowing them to pioneer new diagnostic tools, generate novel therapeutic treatments, and significantly advance the fight against cancer. Among the researchers involved in this work is Dr. Nadia Lanman, who holds an appointment as research assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.




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