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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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 Immunology and Infectious Disease
02946: Towards Curative Outcomes in Canine Hemangiosarcoma Ethos Discovery Chand Khanna, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
02952: Genetics of X-linked Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Greyhounds University of California, Davis Sara Thomasy, DVM, PhD Open Ophthalmology
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 Open Tick-Borne Disease Initiative
02942: Genome-wide Molecular Interrogation of Canine Hemangiosarcoma Cornell University Scott Coonrod, PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
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
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 Open 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
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
02943-MOU: Identification of Genetic Risk Factors in Degenerative Myelopathy in German Shepherd Dogs Broad Institute Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, PhD Open Neurology
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
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
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
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
02945-MOU: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Addison’s Disease in Portuguese Water Dogs University of Minnesota Steven G Friedenberg, DVM, PhD Open Endocrinology
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
02930: A Dose Finding Study of Cannabidiol in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy Colorado State University Stephanie McGrath, DVM, MS Open Epilepsy Initiative
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
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
02875: Canine Pituitary Adenoma Organoids (CaPitO) as an in vitro Model for Canine Cushing's Disease Utrecht University Karin Sanders, DVM, PhD Open Endocrinology
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
02890: Characterizing the LINE-1 Transcriptome in Canine High-grade Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma by RNAseq to Gain Insight into Mechanisms of Drug and Immune Resistance North Carolina State University Paul Hess, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02885: Exposure to Environmental Chemicals in Boxers with Lymphoma University of Wisconsin, Madison Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Lymphoma
02858-A: Investigation of Mechanisms of Resistance to Immunotherapy in Dogs with Spontaneous High-grade Glioma University of Minnesota Susan Arnold, DVM Open Oncology
02855-A: Repurposing Drugs to Modulate Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells (MDSCs) in Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas Louisiana State University Sita Withers, BVSc, PhD Open Oncology
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
02920: Continued Investigation into Tumor-permissive Collagen Signatures in Canine Mammary Gland Tumors: Development of Prognostic Markers and Targeted Therapies for Improved Outcomes University of Pennsylvania Susan W. Volk, VMD, PhD Open Oncology
02879: Use of CRISPR-based Genome-wide Approach for Identification of Vulnerabilities in Canine Oral Melanoma R(D)SVS and Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh Maciej Parys, DVM, PhD Open Oncology
02868-A: Characterization of Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Properties of Canine Culture-expanded Articular Chondrocytes Colorado State University John Kisiday, PhD Open Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
02850-A: Potential Reduction of Systemic and Pancreatic Inflammation using Fenofibrate in Diabetic Dogs University of Florida Allison O'Kell, DVM, MS Open Endocrinology
02859-A: Acute Gastrointestinal Injury in Dogs University of Minnesota Tracy Hill, DVM, PhD Open Gastrointestinal Disease
02864-A: Luteinizing Hormone Receptor Activation in Canine Hemangiosarcoma Cells Oregon State University Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD Open Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma
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
02861-A: Cardiovascular Complications of Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs Michigan State University Harry Cridge, MVB, MS Open Gastrointestinal Disease
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
02841: Antigen Discovery for an Improved Serologic Diagnostic of Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Dogs Tulane University Eric Dumonteil, PhD Open Immunology and Infectious Disease
02809: Microbial and Cytokine Signatures of Periodontitis in Dogs Cornell University Santiago Peralta, DVM Open General Canine Health
02847-A: Assessment of Field Wipe-Down Procedure for Removal of Aerosolized Contaminants on Dogs Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Erin B. Perry, PhD Closed 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 Closed 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 Closed Dermatology and Allergic Disease

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