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 2021 Grants Portfolio publication.

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02849-A: Development and Validation of a New Body Condition Scoring System for use in Canine Athletes University of Alaska, Fairbanks Cristina Hansen, DVM, PhD Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02864-A: Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Activation in Canine Hemangiosarcoma Cells Oregon State University Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02861-A: Cardiovascular Complications of Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs Michigan State University Harry Cridge, MVB, MS Open Gastrointestinal Disease
02829: Investigating the Potential of Phage Therapy to Tackle Staphylococcus pseudintermedius Infections in Dogs R(D)SVS and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh Gavin Paterson, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02819: Identification of Bartonella henselae In Vivo Induced Antigens for Development of a Reliable Serodiagnostic Assay for Canine Bartonelloses North Carolina State University Edward B Breitschwerdt, DVM Open Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02831: Mechanisms of NK(T) Cell Mediated Inflammation during Canine Lyme Disease University of Iowa Christine A Petersen, DVM, PhD Open Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02837: Duration of Antibiotic Therapy for Canine Superficial Pyoderma: Is the One-Week Post Resolution of Clinical Signs a Valid Rule-of-Thumb? University of Illinois Clarissa P. Souza, DVM, MS, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02809: Microbial and Cytokine Signatures of Periodontitis in Dogs Cornell University Santiago Peralta, DVM Open General Canine Health
02841: Antigen Discovery for an Improved Serologic Diagnostic of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Dogs Tulane University Eric Dumonteil, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02847-A: Assessment of Field Wipe-Down Procedure for Removal of Aerosolized Contaminants on Dogs Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Erin B. Perry, PhD Open General Canine Health
02811: Prospective View Into the Use of Antimicrobials in Canine Pyometra and Prognostic Risk Factors for Postoperative Infection and Hospitalization University of Helsinki Sari Mölsä, DVM, PhD Open Reproductive Conditions
02821-A: Investigating the Role of Aedes aegypti in Dog Heartworm Transmission in Communities along the U.S.-Mexico Border Texas A&M AgriLife Research Gabriel Hamer, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02806-MOU: Strategic Prevention of Canine Hemangiosarcoma: Lifetime Follow-Up University of Minnesota Jaime F Modiano, VMD PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02825-A: Effect(s) of Atopic Dermatitis-associated Cytokines on Staphylococcus pseudintermedius University of Florida Domenico Santoro, DVM, MS, DrSc, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
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
02759: Reprogramming the Tumor Immune Niche in Canine Hemangiosarcoma University of Minnesota Jong Hyuk Kim, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02792-A: Do Dogs Get Temporal Lobe Epilepsy? Clinical Signs, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Pathological Findings in Epileptic Dogs University of Wisconsin, Madison Starr Cameron, BVetMed Open Epilepsy Initiative
02723: Scientific and Clinical Assessment of Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Obese Dogs: SLIM Study Ohio State University Jenessa Winston, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
02807-MOU: Characterization of Renal Disease in Greyhound Dogs Ohio State University Rachel E Cianciolo, VMD, PhD Open Kidney & Urological Disease
02694: Investigation on the Molecular Crosstalk between Canine Atopic Skin and Microbes: Unraveling Potential Pathomechanisms for Chronic Recurrent Skin Infections University of Florida Domenico Santoro, DVM, MS, DrSc, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02808-MOU: Identification of a Second Genetic Risk Allele(s) Associated with the Development of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in the Boxer Dog North Carolina State University and University of Minnesota Kathryn M Meurs, DVM, PhD and Steven Friedenberg, DVM, PhD Open Cardiology
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
02768: Defining the Functional Consequences and Therapeutic Vulnerability of Dystrophin Alterations in Canine Osteosarcoma Tufts University Cheryl A. London, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
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
02802: Clinical Trial of Prevotella histicola Supplementation to Ameliorate Meningoencephalomyelitis of Unknown Origin (MUO) Texas A&M University Nick Jeffery, BVSc, PhD Open Neurology
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
02783: Transcriptional Profiling of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma Cornell University Andrew D. Miller, DVM Open Oncology
02758: Optical Coherence Tomography for Margin Evaluation of Canine Skin and Subcutaneous Neoplasms The Ohio State University Laura Selmic, BVetMed, MPH 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
02746-A: Evaluation of Serum miRNA as a Diagnostic Tool for Canine Splenic Hemangiosarcoma University of Georgia Janet Grimes, DVM, MS Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02797: Do Dog Breeds Differ in Pain Sensitivity? North Carolina State University Margaret Gruen, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
02773: Histotripsy for Treatment of Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Joanne Tuohy, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
02780: Bladder Carcinogen Exposures in Pet Dogs University of Wisconsin, Madison Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD Open Oncology
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
02782: Genetic Contribution to Early-onset Osteosarcoma University of Wisconsin, Madison Susannah Sample, DVM, MS, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
02696: Efficacy and Safety of Netarsudil for Canine Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy University of California, Davis Sara Thomasy, DVM, PhD Open Ophthalmology
02692-A: Diagnostic Accuracy of Point of Care Analysis of Canine Urine and Plasma in Marijuana Toxicosis Caspary Research Institute of the Animal Medical Center Joel Green Weltman, DVM Open General Canine Health
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
02751-A: Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Activation Induces Migration and Adhesion in Neoplastic Canine Lymphocytes Oregon State University Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02709: Identification of Genetic Risk Factors Contributing to Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders Clemson University Leigh Anne Clark, PhD Open Gastrointestinal Disease
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
02805-E: Review of the Current State of Canine Genetic Testing - A Living Resource University of California, Davis Anita Oberbauer, PhD Open General Canine Health
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
02683-A: Treatment of Idiopathic Chronic Hepatitis and Copper Associated Hepatopathy in Dogs Colorado State University Sarah Shropshire, DVM, PhD Open Hepatic Disease

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