CVMBS News

Staying Human: Bevin Luna finds solace in music and nature

"Take every day very slowly and take time to yourself to do the things that make your heart happy. Don’t get overwhelmed by the weight of what’s going on on the world in the world on a global scale. Take a step away from that and just really find what makes you happy truly in your core." -Bevin Luna

Women's work: Female researchers take the lead

Women lead two of CSU’s four COVID-19 vaccine projects, both built on centuries-old solutions to ruinous infectious disease and both certain to advance knowledge, regardless of which international laboratory gets to the vaccine finish line first.

Spillover: Finding motivation in the pandemic

I’m a senior majoring in microbiology at Colorado State University. As an undergraduate researcher, I’m studying the spillover of infectious disease from one species to another – the mechanism that most likely led to emergence of COVID-19.

Impact Magazine

Beyond the basics: "Foundational science is the point of discovery"

I’ll give you a current example – the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China. Foundational science asks: Where did this virus come from? How does it relate to the other viruses we already know about? Within weeks, the scientific community sequenced the entire genome of the novel strain and determined its relatedness to other coronaviruses.

High exposure: Class of 2019 alumnus climbs for cancer

In May 2019, Grant Haley graduated from Colorado State with a bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular neuroscience and a fierce longing to be part of something bigger than himself. His long-term goals included medical school and a career in oncology or psychiatry, but he wanted to do something unforgettable with his last summer in Colorado.

Walking in beauty: A Navajo scientist confronts the legacy of uranium mining

"Walk in beauty" is a Navajo phrase that I heard a lot growing up. When you walk in beauty, you are in harmony with yourself and with everything around you. You are doing the best you can. I am trying to do the best I can as a Navajo woman and a scientist, to strive for harmony and balance in my work, but the journey is long, complicated, and full of difficult questions.

First person: Journey to the stars

My journey started in 1969, as I – and the whole world – stood still and watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Fast forward 50 years, and Christina Koch and Scott Kelly spend nearly a year in space on board the International Space Station. These out-of-this-world events bring my own, very earthly path into perspective.

The college in the news

Yahoo News: U.S. biological research lab confirms SARS-CoV-2 virus levels reduced within minutes by material in a new protective face mask

Recently completed tests in the United States at the Colorado State University Biological Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) research laboratory have demonstrated, for the first time, that the surface material of a new face mask can eliminate more than 99.99 percent of the SARS-CoV-2 virus strain within 30 minutes. No other face mask material has demonstrated this capability to date.

Collegian: ASCSU campaign, Kyle Hill

Kyle Hill is campaigning to lead the Associated Students of Colorado State University senate as speaker of the senate for the 2020-21 school year. Hill has represented the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in the senate since September 2019.

The Horse: Three Horses Go From Rehab to Recovery

Melissa King, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVSMR, is an associate professor at the Colorado State University (CSU) Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in Fort Collins, where she specializes in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. King treated JR, a 16-year-old Thoroughbred who had shown as a four-star eventer.

People

In memory: Dr. Bill Wolff

Dr. William “Bill” Allmond Wolff, 90, (DVM '54) of Columbia, Mo., passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at Solstice Senior Living at Columbia.

In memory: Dr. Susan Troka Klein

Dr. Susan Klein (DVM '88), loving wife and mother, outdoors woman, and adventurer, was surrounded by family when she passed away peacefully on July 6, 2020 in Avon, Colorado.

Animal Health

Fresh Scoop: Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

PODCAST: Today we'll talk to Dr. Jessica Quimby, a Morris Animal Foundation funded researcher and expert on feline chronic kidney disease. Dr. Quimby was on faculty at CSU until 2017, and is now is an associate professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University.

Events

COVID-19 Impacts: Perspectives from Women in Science

Sept. 29: Moderated by professor emerita Carol Blair, CSU scientists with diverse expertise will provide their perspectives on a broad array of topics regarding COVID-19. The conversation will stretch from thoughts about the origin and transmission of corona viruses, testing strategies, human and community health impacts, and behavior changes noted during the pandemic.

Veterinary Continuing Education at the Translational Medicine Institute

Personalized instruction and customized audio-video support with the same "instant replay" technology used in video games and televised sports - so you may practice, analyze, and hone your skills and confidence in bringing new ideas and skills back to your daily practice. Our teaching laboratories include 12 complete endoscopic/arthroscopic stations with 4K monitors, and an Immersive Virtual Reality teaching lab.