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.

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03021: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Cases of Canine Pyelonephritis University of Montreal Marilyn Dunn, DVM, MS 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
03032-MOU: Early Detection of Canine Osteosarcoma University of Minnesota Jamie Modiano, VMD, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
02986: Catechol O-Methyltransferase as a Molecular Drug Target in Heartworm University of Illinois William Witola, BVetMEd, PhD Open Cardiology, Immunology and Infectious 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
02998: Whole-Exome and Transcriptome Sequencing of Canine Small Cell B Cell Lymphoma and Comparative Analysis to Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Colorado State University Anne Avery, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02999: Evaluating Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Quantifying Histotripsy Ablation in Canine Osteosarcoma Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Joanne Tuohy, DVM, PhD Closed Oncology - Osteosarcoma
03017: Molecular Characterization of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas Using Spatially Defined Proteomics and Transcriptomics University of Zurich Enni Markkanen, Dr. med. vet., Dr. sc. nat. Open Oncology
03019: Evaluation of a Targeted Anti αvβ3 Integrin Near-InfraRed (NIR-) Dye for Controlled Resection of Naturally Occurring Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Dogs University of Zurich Mirja Nolff, Dr. med. vet., DVM Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma, Oncology
03000: Characterizing the Immunomodulatory Response of Histotripsy in Canine Osteosarcoma Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Joanne Tuohy, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
03011: A GD3 Nano-scaled Liposomal Cancer Vaccine Clinical Trial for Canine Hemangiosarcoma University of Florida Rowan Milner, BVSc, MMedVet, PhD, Keijiro Shiomitsu, DVM, and Sandra Bechtel, DVM Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
03015: The Immune and Molecular Landscape of Canine Osteosarcoma at the Single-Cell Level University of Minnesota Jaime F Modiano, VMD, PhD Open Oncology - Osteosarcoma
03003: Suppression of Extracellular Glutamate Efflux & mGluR1 Signaling to Impede Canine Hemangiosarcoma Cell Growth University of Illinois Timothy Fan, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02991-A: Investigating Extracellular Crosstalk Between Canine Osteosarcoma and Macrophages North Carolina State University Erika Gruber, DVM, 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
03007: Chimeric BiTE-redirected Anti-viral T Cells for Fratricide of Minimal Residual Disease in T-cell Malignancies North Carolina State University Paul Hess, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
03030-A: Evaluation of Serum C-reactive Protein as a Noninvasive Biomarker of Inflammation and Disease Severity in Dogs with Gallbladder Mucocele Tufts University Cynthia Leveille-Webster, DVM Open Hepatic Disease
03028-A: Characterizing Immunohistopathology and Serum Immunoglobulin G in Immune-Mediated Chronic Hepatitis Dogs Colorado State University Sarah Shropshire, DVM, PhD Open Hepatic Disease
02966: Corneal Cross-linking as Treatment for Corneal Ulceration - “Using Light to Save Sight” University of Zurich Simon Pot, DVM Open Ophthalmology
02980: Canine Systemic Insecticides as a Novel Intervention to Protect Dogs from Triatomine Insect Vectors of Chagas Disease Texas A&M AgriLife Research Sarah A Hamer, DVM, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02981: Genome-wide Identification and Characterization of Peptide Epitopes from Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma platys with Potential to be Used as Vaccine Candidates University of Tennessee Sreekumari Rajeev, BVSc, PhD Open Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02987: It’s All In The Genes: The Mutational Landscape of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Dogs Cornell University Tracy Stokol, BVSc, PhD Open Blood Disorders, Oncology
02988: Plasminogen-activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and Impaired Fibrinolysis in Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia Cornell University and University of Minnesota Tracy Stokol, BVSc, PhD and Steven Friedenberg, DVM, PhD Open Blood Disorders
02983: Enhanced Detection and Characterization of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia Species in Dogs and Ticks with Focus on a Novel Rickettsia Species Infecting Clinically Ill Dogs in the U.S. North Carolina State University Barbara Qurollo, DVM, MS Open Tick-Borne Disease Initiative , Immunology and Infectious Disease
02952: Genetics of X-linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Greyhounds University of California, Davis Sara Thomasy, DVM, PhD Open Ophthalmology
02946: Towards Curative Outcomes in Canine Hemangiosarcoma Ethos Discovery Chand Khanna, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02955: Towards Precision Medicine for Canine Cardiac Disease: A Genomic and Machine-Learning Approach to Prediction of Risk and Outcomes in Canine Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease Royal Veterinary College, University of London Lucy Davison, VetMB, PhD Open Cardiology
02963: Genetics of Glaucoma in the Entlebucher Mountain Dog University of Wisconsin Gillian J. McLellan, BVMS, PhD Open Ophthalmology
02959: Genetic Basis of non-HSF4 Hereditary Cataracts in a Family of Miniature American Shepherds Purdue University Kari Ekenstedt, DVM, PhD Open Ophthalmology
02978-A: Babesia Species in Thrombocytopenic Dogs in the Upper Midwest, USA University of Wisconsin, Madison Erin W. Lashnits, DVM, PhD Closed Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02931: Assessment of Frequency of Seizures and Antiseizure Drug (ASD) Efficacy by Electroencephalography (EEG) for Dogs with Epilepsy University of Guelph Fiona James, DVM, MS Open Epilepsy Initiative
02942: Genome-wide Molecular Interrogation of Canine Hemangiosarcoma Cornell University Scott Coonrod, PhD Closed Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02912: Adoptive Natural Killer (NK) Cell Immunotherapy for Canine Lymphoma The Ohio State University William Kisseberth, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02950-A: Late-onset Hereditary Cataract in the Boston Terrier: A Whole Genome Sequencing Approach University of Kentucky Research Foundation Kathryn T. Graves, PhD Closed Ophthalmology
02948-A: Effect of Glycemic Control on the Onset of Cataract Development in Diabetic Dogs The Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Michal Mazaki-Tovi, DVM Open Ophthalmology, Endocrinology
02943-MOU: Identification of Genetic Risk Factors in Degenerative Myelopathy in German Shepherd Dogs Broad Institute Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, PhD Open Neurology
02851-A: Development of Regional Anesthesia Techniques to Treat Chronic Painful Conditions of the Stifle and Elbow in Dogs University of Florida Diego A. Portela, DVM, PhD Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02880: Enhanced Surgical Margin Imaging with Polarization-sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography in Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Mammary Tumors The Ohio State University Laura Selmic, BVetMed, MPH Open Oncology
02900: Optimizing Storage Conditions of Canine Feces for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation University of Illinois Arnon Gal, DVM, PhD Open Gastrointestinal Disease
02907: Ultrasound-guided Histotripsy Ablation of Canine Brain Tumors through an Acoustically Transparent Cranial Window Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine John Rossmeisl, DVM, MS Open Oncology
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 Closed Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02945-MOU: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Addison’s Disease in Portuguese Water Dogs University of Minnesota Steven G Friedenberg, DVM, PhD Open Endocrinology
02930: A Dose Finding Study of Cannabidiol in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy Colorado State University Stephanie McGrath, DVM, MS Open Epilepsy Initiative
02936: Validating Genetic Variants Underlying Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Exploring Their Functional Roles in the Belgian Sheepdog and Tervuren University of California, Davis Anita M. Oberbauer, PhD Open Epilepsy Initiative
02940: Investigating Neuronal Network Connectivity in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging North Carolina State University Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS Open Epilepsy Initiative
02838: Standardization of rLiNTPDase2 and Derived Chimeras as Antigens on Immunochromatographic Assay for Diagnosis of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis Federal University of Viçosa Juliana Fietto, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02875: Canine Pituitary Adenoma Organoids (CaPitO) as an in vitro Model for Canine Cushing's Disease Utrecht University Karin Sanders, DVM, PhD Open Endocrinology
02899: How do Maternal, Environmental, and Genetic Factors Contribute to Acquisition and Evolution of the Enteric Microbiome in Dogs? University of Illinois David Williams, PhD Open Gastrointestinal Disease
02921-MOU: Transcriptome Profiling of Canine Familial Dermatomyositis Skin Lesions and Treatment with a JAK Inhibitor to Identify Novel Pathways Involved in Pathogenesis University of Georgia Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD Open Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02910: Open-Label, Phase-2 Clinical Trial of Chlorambucil and Toceranib for Canine Mast Cell Tumors Colorado State University Kristen Weishaar, DVM, MS Open Oncology

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