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 current Grants Portfolio publication.

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03121: Optimizing HITI CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing for Treating Defective Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Kinase 4 in Doberman Pinschers University of Florida Christopher J Martyniuk, PhD Open Cardiology
03180-A: Agility Dog Activity Load Measurement Using a Web-based Application and Handler-provided Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Washington State University Debra Sellon, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
03179-A: Optimal Distance for Canine Sprint Testing University of Pennsylvania Cynthia M. Otto, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
03114: Pain Catastrophizing: A Clinically-relevant Phenomenon in Dogs? North Carolina State University Margaret Elizabeth Gruen, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
03162: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treatment of Canine Atopic Dermatitis University of Zurich Ana Rostaher, DVM Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
03147: Improving Treatment of Canine Blastomycosis through Therapeutic Drug Monitoring University of Illinois Jennifer M Reinhart, DVM, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
03106: Clinical Validation of Urinary miR-126 as a Marker of Immune Complex- Mediated Glomerulonephritis in Dogs Texas A&M AgriLife Research Mary B Nabity, DVM, PhD Open Kidney & Urological Disease
03115: Prolonging Tear Film Stability in Dogs Using a Novel Rabbit Nonpolar Lipid (rNPL593) University of California, Davis Brian C. Leonard, DVM, PhD, DACVO Open Ophthalmology
03165-A: Canine Semen Microbiome Ghent University Penelope Banchi, DVM Open Reproductive Conditions
03166-A: Evaluation of the Effects of Diluted Sodium Hypochlorite on Skin Microbiome in Dogs with Superficial Pyoderma and Atopic Dermatitis: a Single Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial University of Florida Domenico Santoro, DVM, MS, DrSc, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
03139: Riluzole as a Neuroprotectant in Canine Degenerative Myelopathy University of Missouri Joan Coates, DVM, MS Open Neurology
03134: Use of a Service Dog Breeding Program to Unravel the Genetics of Congenital Idiopathic Megaesophagus in German Shepherd Dogs Clemson University Leigh Anne Clark, PhD Open Neurology
03053-A: Genome-wide Association Study to Investigate Genetic Markers for Antimicrobial Resistance in Mycoplasma cynos Associated with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease University of Georgia Grazieli Maboni, DVM, MSc, PhD Open Lung and Respiratory Disease
03137: Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Panel for Comprehensive Testing for Reproductive and Neurologic Pathogens of Dogs Purdue University Rebecca Wilkes, DVM, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
03103: Identification of Genetic Mutations in AnalSac Carcinoma Development in English Cocker Spaniels, Part II – Validation University of Georgia Shaying Zhao, PhD Open Oncology
03143: Causative Role of Xenobiotic Exposures in Canine Gallbladder Mucocele Formation North Carolina State University Jody Gookin, DVM, PhD Open Hepatic Disease
03087: Epidemiology of Trypanosoma cruzi and Other Vector-borne Pathogens in Hunting Dogs in Virginia and West Virginia Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Roger Ramirez-Barrios, DVM, MS, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
03144: Lomustine, Asparaginase, Procarbazine and Prednisone (LAPP) for Canine Multicentric Lymphoma: A Practical Multiagent Chemotherapy Protocol that Avoids Injectable Cytotoxics Colorado State University Douglas H Thamm, VMD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
03113: Investigation of Candidate Genetic Variants for Copper-associated Hepatopathy in the Dalmatian University of Alberta Andrew Mason, PhD Open Hepatic Disease
03124: Synbiotic-IgY Modulates MicroRNA Expression and Microbiota in Dogs with Chronic Enteropathy Iowa State University Albert E. Jergens, DVM, PhD Open Gastrointestinal Disease
03118: MicroRNAs as Novel Fluid Biomarkers of Rabies in Naturally Infected Dogs Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Darryn L. Knobel, BVSc Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
03140: Efficacy and Tolerability of Gelatin Tannate (Tasectan®) in Canine parvovirus-infected Dogs The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ran Nivy, DVM Open Gastrointestinal Disease
03090: Leishmaniasis in Imported Dogs University of Guelph Katie Clow, DVM, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
03098-A: Genotyping for the Canine Dal Blood Group University of Montreal Marie-Claude Blais, DVM Open Blood Disorders
03095-A: Cell-Specific Expression of MicroRNAs in Primary and Metastatic Canine Osteosarcoma University of Guelph Geoffrey Wood, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
03101-A: Enhancing Autophagy to Control Canine Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh Brendan M. Corcoran, MVB, PhD Open Cardiology
03076: The Effect of Overweight and Obesity on Adult Stem Cell Function for Regenerative Therapies in Dogs University of Tennessee Nora Springer, DVM Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
03102-A: Can Deep Learning (CNN) Detect Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) in Dogs Treated for Lymphoma? Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Kurt Zimmerman, DVM PhD; Open Oncology - Lymphoma
03100-A: The Use of Artificial Intelligence and Computed Tomography Image Features to Predict Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis in Dogs with Oral Tumours Ontario Veterinary College Christopher Pinard, DVM Open Oncology
03094-MOU: Identification of Gene Mutation Underlying Ocular Melanosis in Cairn Terriers Michigan State University Simon Petersen-Jones, DVM PhD Open Ophthalmology
03059: Comparison of Sedated Respiratory-Gated Computed Tomography (CT) to Anesthetized Inspiratory:Expiratory Breath Hold CT in Dogs University of Missouri Carol R. Reinero, DVM, PhD Open Lung and Respiratory Disease
03083-A: Investigation into the Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Vector-borne Pathogen Coinfections in a Population of Trypanosoma cruzi-infected Dogs from Texas North Carolina State University Gregory K Wilkerson, DVM, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
03069: Optimizing GBLUP and Machine Learning Genomic Breeding Values for Health and Performance Traits in Working Dogs Cornell University Heather Huson, PhD Open General Canine Health
03077-A: Cooling Strategies During Exertional Hyperthermia University of Pennsylvania Cynthia Otto, DVM, PhD Open General Canine Health
03055: Evaluating Reproductive Diseases in vitro with a 3D Canine Endometrial Organoid Model Colorado State University Fiona Hollinshead, BVSc, PhD Open Reproductive Conditions
03068-A: AGILE (AGility Innovations Leveraging Electronics) - An Initial Study of Technology for Quantifying Canine Agility-specific Activity The Ohio State University Arielle Pechette Markley, DVM Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02992-A: Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping for Dogs with Lung Tumors University of Guelph Michelle Oblak, DVM, DVSc Open Oncology
03048-A: Thoracoscopic-Guided Autologous Blood Injection for Treatment of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax North Carolina State University Valery Scharf, DVM, MS Open Lung and Respiratory Disease
03039: Prognostic Biomarkers for the Development of Drug Resistance in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy Université de Montréal Thomas Parmentier, DVM, PhD Open Epilepsy Initiative
03045-A: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Diagnosis of Dog Sperm Morphology University of Pennsylvania Leonardo Brito, DVM, PhD Open Reproductive Conditions
03051-A: Antimicrobial Resistance in the Canine Vaginal Microbiome Pennsylvania State University Erika Ganda, DVM, PhD Open Reproductive Conditions
03040: Identification of Novel Epilepsy Genes in Dogs The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics Hannes T. Lohi, PhD Open Epilepsy Initiative
03036-A: Mapping Microstructural Myelin and Axonal Damage in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy using Diffusion MRI and Tract-Based Spatial Statistics Cornell University Philippa Johnson, BVSc Open Epilepsy Initiative
03020: Novel Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs University of Florida Autumn Harris, DVM, Andrew Specht, DVM, and Kristen Cooke, DVM Open Kidney & Urological Disease
03031: Tolerability and Clinical Efficacy of Acetazolamide for Treatment of Hypochloremia in Canine Congestive Heart Failure University of Florida Darcy B. Adin, DVM, MS Open Cardiology
03021: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Cases of Canine Pyelonephritis University of Montreal Marilyn Dunn, DVM, MS Open Kidney & Urological Disease
03026: Evaluation of the Efficacy of Antioxidant Treatment on Active Kidney Damage and Oxidative Stress The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine Gilad Segev, DVM and Hilla Chen, DVM Open Kidney & Urological Disease
02986: Catechol O-Methyltransferase as a Molecular Drug Target in Heartworm University of Illinois William Witola, BVetMEd, PhD Open Cardiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease
03032-MOU: Early Detection of Canine Osteosarcoma University of Minnesota Jamie Modiano, VMD, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
03009: Evaluating Accuracy for Identification of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Dogs with Cutaneous MCT: A Comparison University of Florida Judith Bertran, DVM, MS and Natalie Worden, DVM Open Oncology

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