There are currently 29 primary departmental faculty members in the Department involved in research, education, and service activities. Research awards, over the last five years indicate strong interdisciplinary research programs in the areas of cancer, endocrinology, rickettsiology, and retrovirology.
The Department has a graduate program with ~70 students who pursue the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in experimental pathobiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular virology, and physiology. The growth and success of our department wouldn’t be possible without the support of our alumni and our friends. Your gifts make a difference in the future of our research efforts.
Make a gift to make a difference:
- Veterinary Bioscience Support Fund (#301456) – provides general support to the Biosciences department
- Feline Leukemia Vaccine Research (#309480) – veterinary college researchers developed the first feline leukemia vaccine which was patented by OSU and then licensed to Zoetis (formally Pfizer),Inc. It is now routinely used worldwide to prevent this disease.
- Center for Retrovirus Research (#305996) – the college is the lead intuition in the Center for Retrovirus Research with Dr. Patrick Green Serving as the director. See below for additional information.
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Did You Know? The Beginning of the Center for Retrovirus Research:
The Retrovirus Research Program at The Ohio State University was organized in the early 1970s with funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Special Cancer Virus Research Program, which was part of society's "war against cancer." In 1989 Ohio State top administrators officially recognized and designated the Retrovirus Research Program as a university academic Center of Excellence.
The center's mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary research among faculty, graduate students and post-doctoral scientists in their investigations of problems relating to the prevention and treatment of retrovirus diseases of animals and man.
As part of this mission, the Retrovirus Research Program and the Center for Retrovirus Research have initiated more than 60 extramural projects pertaining to the pathobiology of retrovirus-associated diseases over the past 30 years. The pioneering research that led to the development of the feline retrovirus vaccine at The Ohio State University. Click here for more information on the Center.