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 2020 Grants Portfolio publication.

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02699: The Pathologic Link between Lung and Gut: Diagnosis of Aerodigestive Disorders in Dogs University of Missouri Carol Reinero, DVM, PhD Open Lung and Respiratory Disease
02703: Resolving the Major Dyslipidemia Phenotypes and Genetic Risk Factors for Familial Hyperlipidemia in Miniature Schnauzers University of Minnesota Eva Furrow, VMD, PhD Open Blood Disorders
02800: Defining the Effect of Genotype, Breed and Age on the Risk of Developing Canine Degenerative Myelopathy and Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying That Risk University of Missouri Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD and Joan Coates, DVM, MS Open Neurology
02790-A: Characterization of the Fecal Microbiome in Dogs with Spinal Cord Injury Secondary to Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) University of Illinois Kari Foss, DVM, MS Open Neurology
02700: Longitudinal Comparison of Cognitive and Emotional Development in Assistance Dog Puppies Duke University Brian Hare, PhD Open Behavior
02783: Transcriptional Profiling of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cornell University Andrew D. Miller, DVM Open Oncology
02772: Identifying Early Stage Ultra-rare Mutations as Predictive Biomarkers of Lymphoma in High-risk versus Low-risk Breeds Within the Dog Aging Project University of Washington Daniel Promislow, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02802: Clinical Trial of Prevotella histicola Supplementation to Ameliorate Meningoencephalomyelitis of Unknown Origin (MUO) Texas A&M University Nick Jeffery, BVSc, PhD Open Neurology
02803-MOU: Genetics of Adverse Reactions to Anesthetic and Sedative Drugs in Chow-Chows Washington State University Michael H. Court, BVSc, PhD Open General Canine Health
02780: Bladder Carcinogen Exposures in Pet Dogs University of Wisconsin, Madison Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD Open Oncology
02773: Histotripsy for Treatment of Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Joanne Tuohy, DVM Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
02758: Optical Coherence Tomography for Margin Evaluation of Canine Skin and Subcutaneous Neoplasms The Ohio State University Laura Selmic, BVetMed Open Oncology
02684-A: Evaluation of Serum Zonulin as a Non-invasive Biomarker and Therapeutic Target in Dogs with Chronic Canine Enteropathy Iowa State University Jamie J. Kopper, DVM, PhD Open Gastrointestinal Disease
02797: Do Dog Breeds Differ in Pain Sensitivity? North Carolina State University Margaret Gruen, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
02782: Genetic Contribution to Early-onset Osteosarcoma University of Wisconsin, Madison Susannah Sample, DVM, MS, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
02746-A: Evaluation of Serum miRNA as a Diagnostic Tool for Canine Splenic Hemangiosarcoma University of Georgia Janet Grimes, DVM Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02739-A: The Role of the Putative Tumor Suppressor Gene SETD2 in Canine Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma Michigan State University Bonnie Harrington, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02804-MOU: Searching for a Genetic Risk Factor for Idiopathic Chylothorax in Afghan Hounds University of Missouri Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD Open Lung and Respiratory Disease
02791-A: Neurofilament Light Chain Concentration in Dogs with Meningoencephalitis (MUE) North Carolina State University Christopher Mariani, DVM, PhD Open Neurology
02696: Efficacy and Safety of Netarsudil for Canine Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy University of California, Davis Sara Thomasy, DVM, PhD Open Ophthalmology
02751-A: Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Activation Induces Migration and Adhesion in Neoplastic Canine Lymphocytes Oregon State University Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02692-A: Evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of point of care analysis using urine and plasma in marijuana toxicosis Caspary Research Institute of the Animal Medical Center Joel Green Weltman, DVM Open General Canine Health
02681-A: Analysis of Canine Herpesvirus Isolates Using Next-Generation Sequencing Louisiana State University Andrew C. Lewin, BVM&S Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02686-A: Pattern of Thyroid Function Tests during Recovery from Acute Nonthyroidal Illness Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Timothy Bolton, DVM Open Endocrinology
02742-A: Assessing Microvasculature for Intestinal Viability in Obstructed Small Intestines and Effects of Resection and Anastomosis Techniques University of Florida Penny Regier, MS, DVM Open Gastrointestinal Disease
02732-A: Tumor-educated Platelets: A Novel Minimally Invasive Liquid Biopsy for Early Cancer Diagnosis Texas A&M AgriLife Research Unity Jeffery, VetMB, PhD Open Oncology
2805-E: Review of the Current State of Canine Genetic Testing - A Living Resource University of California, Davis Anita Oberbauer, PhD Open General Canine Health
02683-A: Treatment of Idiopathic Chronic Hepatitis and Copper Associated Hepatopathy in Dogs Colorado State University Sarah Shropshire, DVM, PhD Open Hepatic Disease
02682-A: The Effect of a Modified Approach on Early Weight Bearing in Dogs Following a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Dominique Sawyere Hansford BVSc, MS Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02690-A: Diagnostic Utility of Thoracoscopy for Localization of Pulmonary Bullae in Dogs with Spontaneous Pneumothorax North Carolina State University Valery Scharf, DVM, MS Open Lung and Respiratory Disease
02788-MOU: Approach to Identification of a Genetic Risk Allele(s) Associated with the Development of Tracheal Collapse in the Pomeranian North Carolina State University Kathryn Meurs, DVM, PhD Open Lung and Respiratory Disease
02623: Circulating Cortisol Concentrations in Canine Congestive Heart Failure Iowa State University Jessica Ward, DVM Open Cardiology
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
02680-A: Assessment of Circulating Inflammatory Mediators in Dogs with Tracheal Collapse Auburn University Tekla Lee-Fowler, MS, DVM Open Lung and Respiratory Disease
02673-MOU: Searching for the Cause for Alopecia X by Whole Genome Sequencing University of Missouri, Columbia Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02544: Medical Resolution of Gallbladder Mucocele Formation in Dogs North Carolina State University Jody L. Gookin, DVM, PhD Open Hepatic Disease
02669-A: Lipid Composition and Lipid Droplet Dynamics in Canine Pyometra Affected Endometria University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna Cordula Gabriel, PhD Open Reproductive Conditions
02534: Clinical Trial for Evaluation of Propranolol and Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Canine Hemangiosarcoma University of Minnesota Erin B. Dickerson, PhD and Brian Husbands, DVM Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
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
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
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
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
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
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
02651: Discovery of Novel Biomarkers of Canine Atopic Dermatitis through Lipid Profiling Purdue University Harm HogenEsch, DVM, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
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
02566: Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Labrador Retrievers The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics Hannes T. Lohi, PhD Open Epilepsy Initiative
02597: Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in the United States University of Tennessee Stephen A. Kania, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
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

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