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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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: Treatment of Idiopathic Chronic Hepatitis and Copper Associated Hepatopathy in Dogs Colorado State University Sarah Shropshire, DVM, PhD Closed Hepatic Disease
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
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 Closed Gastrointestinal Disease
02623: Circulating Cortisol Concentrations in Canine Congestive Heart Failure Iowa State University Jessica Ward, DVM Open Cardiology
02107: 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 Closed Musculoskeletal Conditions and 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 Closed Lung and Respiratory Disease
02680-A: Assessment of Circulating Inflammatory Mediators in Dogs with Tracheal Collapse Auburn University Tekla Lee-Fowler, MS, DVM Closed Lung and Respiratory Disease
02669-A: Lipid Composition and Lipid Droplet Dynamics in Canine Pyometra Affected Endometria University of Veterinary Medicine of Vienna Ingrid Walter, PhD Closed Reproductive Conditions
02673-MOU: Searching for the Cause for Alopecia X by Whole Genome Sequencing University of Missouri, Columbia Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD Closed 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
02534: Clinical Trial for Evaluation of Propranolol and Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Canine Hemangiosarcoma University of Minnesota Erin B. Dickerson, PhD and Antonella Borgatti, DVM, MS Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
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 Closed Cardiology
02659: Breed Specific Reference Ranges for Canine Thyroid Testing Michigan State University Brian Petroff, DVM, PhD Closed Endocrinology
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 Closed Oncology
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
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 Closed Cardiology
02595-A: Defining the Flow Cytometric Characteristics of Normal and Diseased Canine Spleen and Visceral Lymph Nodes University of Minnesota Courtney E. Johnson, DVM Closed Oncology
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 Michele Borgarelli, DVM Open Cardiology
02566: Genetics of Idiopathic Epilepsy in Labrador Retrievers The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics Hannes T. Lohi, PhD Closed Epilepsy Initiative
02597: Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in the United States University of Tennessee Stephen A. Kania, PhD Closed Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02651: Discovery of Novel Biomarkers of Canine Atopic Dermatitis through Lipid Profiling Purdue University Harm HogenEsch, DVM, PhD Closed Dermatology and Allergic Disease
02642-A: NF-kappaB Inactivation Enhances Apoptosis in Canine Osteosarcoma Cells University of Georgia Travis Laver, VMD, PhD Closed Oncology - Osteosarcoma
02606: The Genetic Background of Lumbosacral Transitional Vertebrae in Dogs The Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics Hannes T. Lohi, PhD Closed Neurology
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 Closed Oncology
02572-MOU: Characterization of Retinal Phenotypes and their Association with RPGRIP1 and Modifiers in English Springer Spaniels University of Pennsylvania Keiko Miyadera, DVM, PhD Closed Ophthalmology
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
02589: Genetic Basis of Canine Spinal Abnormalities Purdue University Kari J. Ekenstedt, DVM Open Neurology
02604: Clinical, Pathologic, and Molecular Genetics Investigations of Canine Lysosomal Storage Diseases and Related Diseases University of Missouri Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD Closed Neurology
02661: Investigation into Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs University of Florida Darcy B. Adin, DVM, MS Open Cardiology
02569-MOU: Development of a Polygenic Risk Model for Pigmentary Uveitis in Golden Retrievers Purdue University Wendy M. Townsend, DVM, MS Open Ophthalmology
02647-A: Investigation of Cytokine Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Canine Tuberculosis University of Edinburgh Conor John O'Halloran, BVSc Closed Immunology and Infectious Disease
02608-T: Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Primary Closed Angle Glaucoma and Pectinate Ligament Abnormality in the Basset Hound University of Cambridge Cathryn Mellersh, PhD Open Ophthalmology
02610-A: The Role of Motilin Signaling in Canine Osteoarthritis Tufts University Li Zeng, PhD Closed Musculoskeletal Conditions and 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
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 Closed General Canine Health
2646: Effect of Hyperthermia on Skeletal Muscle Energy Efficiency Oklahoma State University Michael S. Davis, DVM, PhD Closed 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 Closed Immunology and Infectious Disease
02644-A: Evaluation of Gallbladder Motility in Dogs with Hyperlipidemia Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Stefanie DeMonaco, DVM, MS Closed Hepatic Disease
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 Closed Cardiology
02561: Is Gut Dysbiosis Associated with Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy? North Carolina State University Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS Closed Epilepsy Initiative
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
02553: Targeted Next Generation Sequencing Panel for Comprehensive Testing of Vector-borne Pathogens Purdue University Rebecca Wilkes, DVM Closed Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02637-A: Reducing Misdiagnosis of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia Texas A&M University Unity Jeffery, VetMB, PhD Closed Blood Disorders
02590-A: Histologic characterization of Golden Retriever Pigmentary Uveitis Purdue University Wendy M. Townsend, DVM, MS Closed Ophthalmology
02575-MOU: Genetic Basis of Exercise-Induced Collapse in Border Collie Related Breeds University of Minnesota James R. Mickelson, PhD Closed Neurology
02556-MOU: Identification of the Molecular Genetic Cause for Cystinuria in Irish Terriers University of Missouri Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD Closed 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 Closed 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 Closed Neurology

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