Research Portfolio

We invite you to learn about the Foundation's research grants. The search feature and the table below represent the Foundation's complete research portfolio. You may search the complete list of grants by status (open/active or closed/inactive), research program area, and disease.

If you are interested in a specific research program area, browse the recently funded research by program area.

To browse active grants you may also wish to view the 2019 Grants Portfolio publication.

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02544: Medical Resolution of Gallbladder Mucocele Formation in Dogs North Carolina State University Jody L. Gookin, DVM, PhD Open Hepatic Disease
2107: Landmark Clinical Trial to Establish the Evidence-Based Use of Regenerative Medicine to Treat Tendon Injury in Dogs Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, PhD Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02534: Clinical Trial for Evaluation of Propranolol and Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Canine Hemangiosarcoma University of Minnesota Erin B. Dickerson, PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02658: Characterization of Sensory Neuronal and Muscle Pathology in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy to Identify Targets for Therapeutic Intervention University of Missouri Joan R. Coates, DVM, MS Open Neurology
02659: Breed Specific Reference Ranges for Canine Thyroid Testing Michigan State University Brian Petroff, DVM, PhD Open Endocrinology
02632: Canine Chagas Disease: Characterizing Cardiac Disease and Developing Screening Recommendations for Asymptomatic Dogs Seropositive for Trypanosoma cruzi Texas A&M AgriLife Research Ashley B. Saunders, DVM Open Cardiology
02624: Embracing Polygenicity of Common Complex Disease in Dogs: Genome-wide Association of Cruciate Ligament Rupture University of Wisconsin, Madison Peter Muir, BVSc, PhD Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02643-A: Examination of the Effects of Cannabidiol on Canine Neoplastic Cell Apoptosis/Autophagy and Potential for Chemotherapy Resistance or Sensitivity Cornell University Joseph J. Wakshlag, DVM, PhD Open Oncology
02631: Genetic and Metabolic Determinants of Dilated Cardiomyopathy and their Relationship to Cardiac Arrhythmia in Doberman Pinschers The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics Hannes T. Lohi, PhD Open Cardiology
02649: Three-dimensional Echocardiographic Determinants of the Age of Onset of Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Michelle Borgarelli, DVM Open Cardiology
02559: A Dose Escalation Study of Cannabidiol in Dogs with Epilepsy Colorado State University Stephanie McGrath, DVM, MS Open Epilepsy Initiative
02595-A: Defining the Flow Cytometric Characteristics of Normal and Diseased Canine Spleen and Visceral Lymph Nodes University of Minnesota Courtney E. Johnson, DVM Open Oncology
02597: Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in the United States University of Tennessee Stephen A. Kania, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02651: Discovery of Novel Biomarkers of Canine Atopic Dermatitis through Lipid Profiling Purdue University Harm HogenEsch, DVM, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02566: Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Labrador Retrievers The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics Hannes T. Lohi, PhD Open Epilepsy Initiative
02636-A: Development of RNA in-situ Hybridization to Identify T Regulatory Cells and their Function within the Tumor Microenvironment of Canine Oral Malignant Melanoma University of Florida Sandra M. Bechtel, DVM Open Oncology
02604: Clinical, Pathologic, and Molecular Genetics Investigations of Canine Lysosomal Storage Diseases and Related Diseases University of Missouri Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD Open Neurology
02589: Genetic Basis of Canine Spinal Abnormalities Purdue University Kari J. Ekenstedt, DVM Open Neurology
02606: The Genetic Background of Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae in Dogs The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics Hannes T. Lohi, PhD Open Neurology
02663: Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC) Meningioma Pathology Board National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute/Center for Cancer Research/Comparative Oncology Program, Cornell University, and University of Pennsylvania Amy LeBlanc, DVM, Andrew Miller, DVM and Molly Church, MS, VMD, PhD Open Oncology
02642-A: NF-kappaB Inactivation Enhances Apoptosis in Canine Osteosarcoma Cells University of Georgia Travis Laver, VMD, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
02661: Investigation into Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs University of Florida Darcy B. Adin, DVM, MS Open Cardiology
02572-MOU: Characterization of Retinal Phenotypes and their Association with RPGRIP1 and Modifiers in English Springer Spaniels University of Pennsylvania Keiko Miyadera, DVM, PhD Open Ophthalmology
02646-A: Effect of Hyperthermia on Skeletal Muscle Energy Efficiency Oklahoma State University Michael S. Davis, DVM, PhD Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02647-A: Investigation of Cytokine Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Canine Tuberculosis University of Edinburgh Conor John O'Halloran, BVSc Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02614-A: Validation of Fine Needle Aspiration as a Minimally Invasive Sampling Method for Gene Expression Quantification of Pharmacogenetic Targets University of Illinois Jennifer M. Reinhart, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
02608-A: Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Primary Closed Angle Glaucoma and Pectinate Ligament Abnormality in the Basset Hound Animal Health Trust Cathryn Mellersh, PhD Open Ophthalmology
02569-MOU: Development of a Polygenic Risk Model for Pigmentary Uveitis in Golden Retrievers Purdue University Wendy M. Townsend, DVM, MS Open Ophthalmology
02610-A: The Role of Motilin Signaling in Canine Osteoarthritis Tufts University Li Zeng, PhD Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02633: Validation and Diagnostic Performance of a Novel Monoclonal Antibody based Histoplasma Urine Immunoassay in Dogs with Histoplasmosis Oklahoma State University Andrew S. Hanzlicek, DVM, MS Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02593-A: Evaluation of the Transversus Abdominis Plane Block to Control Pain Associated with Abdominal Surgery in Dogs University of Minnesota Alonso Guedes, DVM, MS, PhD Open General Canine Health
02590-A: Histologic characterization of Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis Purdue University Wendy M. Townsend, DVM, MS Open Ophthalmology
02561: Is Gut Dysbiosis Associated with Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy? North Carolina State University Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS Open Epilepsy Initiative
02550: The Role of Bartonella spp. Exposure and Cardiac Genetic Variation on the Clinical Expression of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in the Boxer Dog North Carolina State University Edward B Breitschwerdt, DVM and Kathryn Meurs, DVM, PhD Open Cardiology
02553: Targeted next generation sequencing panel for comprehensive testing of vector-borne pathogens Purdue University Rebecca Wilkes, DVM Open Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02637-A: Reducing Misdiagnosis of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia Texas A&M University Unity Jeffery, VetMB, PhD Open Blood Disorders
02653-A: Evaluation of the Serum and Cutaneous Levels of Chemokines in Atopic Dogs University of Florida Domenico Santoro, DVM, MS, DrSc, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02644-A: Evaluation of Gallbladder Motility in Dogs with Hyperlipidemia Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Stefanie DeMonaco, DVM, MS Open Hepatic Disease
02575-MOU: Genetic Basis of Exercise-Induced Collapse in Border Collie Related Breeds University of Minnesota James R. Mickelson, PhD Open Neurology
02556-MOU: Identification of the Molecular Genetic Cause for Cystinuria in Irish Terriers University of Missouri Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD Open Kidney & Urological Disease
02536-MOU: Immunoprofiling to Combat Canine Immune Thrombocytopenia Cornell University and Iowa State University Marjory B. Brooks, DVM and Dana LeVine, DVM, PhD Open Blood Disorders
02535-MOU: Clinical and Molecular Genetic Analysis of Juvenile-Onset Laryngeal Paralysis in American Staffordshire Terriers University of Missouri Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD Open Neurology
02529: Understanding the Genetics of Adverse Drug Reactions in Sighthounds: Phase II Washington State University Michael H. Court, BVSc, PhD Open General Canine Health
02532-A: Canine Influenza: Occurrence, Spatial and Temporal Trends and Identifying Modifiable Factors to Reduce Transmission at Events in the United States University of Guelph; Ohio State University and University of Prince Edward Island J Scott Weese, DVM and Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02432-A: Tears as a Source of Biomarkers for Dry Eye in the Dog Animal Health Trust Francesca Capaldo, DVM Open Ophthalmology
02531: Identification of Genetic Risk Allele(s) Associated with the Development of Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia in the Labrador Retriever North Carolina State University Kathryn M Meurs, DVM, PhD Open Cardiology
2528: Developing a Next Generation Sequencing Diagnostic Platform for Tickborne Diseases Western University of Health Sciences Pedro Diniz, DVM, PhD Open Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02518: The Effects of Early Life Experience on Working Dog Temperament and Cognition University of Arizona Emily E. Bray, PhD Open Behavior
02436: Predicting Disease Stage and Diuretic Responsiveness in Dogs with Acquired Heart Disease North Carolina State University Mark Papich, DVM, MS, and Darcy B. Adin, DVM, MS Closed Cardiology
02407-A: In vitro Efficacy of Nano-sulfur Against Planktonic and Biofilm State of Resistant Bacteria University of Florida Domenico Santoro, DVM, MS, DrSc, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease

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