Faculty Research Laboratories

Allen Laboratory

Irving Coy Allen, associate professor of inflammatory disease

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

The Allen Lab's research program is focused on exploring the intersection between the immune system and cancer. Specifically, the labe is interested in understanding the contribution of unique families of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in modulating disease pathogenesis and inflammatory microenvironments.

Borgarelli Laboratory

Michele Borgarelli, professor of cardiology

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

The Comparative Cardiovascular Laboratory is a translational research group that studies cardiovascular diseases affecting dogs and humans. The lab's research focuses on chronic degenerative mitral valve disease (CDVD) in dogs.

Gohlke Research Group

Julia Gohlke, associate professor of environmental health

Department of Population Health Sciences

The Gohlke group's research focuses on the development of methods to assess the role of the environment in human health.

Luo Laboratory

Xin M. Luo, associate professor of immunology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

The Luo Lab's research interests are immunological, microbial, and nutritional regulation of autoimmunity and immunodeficiency, focusing on how commensal bacteria in the gut affect the host immune system, and vice versa.

Meng Laboratory

X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

The Meng Lab studies emerging and zoonotic viruses that are of human and veterinary public health importance. Current research focuses on delineating the mechanisms of viral replication and pathogenesis and developing viral vaccines.

Rossmeisl Laboratory

John Rossmeisl, Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery

Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

The Veterinary and Comparative Neuro-oncology Laboratory (VCNOL) is a translational research group whose primary mission is to develop more-effective methods for the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors affecting companion animals and humans.

Seleem Laboratory

Mohamed Seleem, professor, Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Chair in Bacteriology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

The long-term goal of the Seleem Lab is focused on developing new antimicrobials and improving delivery of drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. The lab is also developing novel methods for early detection and identification of a single bacterium and fungus in a complex environment.

Theus Laboratory

Michelle H. Theus, associate professor of molecular and cellular neurobiology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

The Theus Laboratory of Neurotrauma and Repair collaborates with an interdisciplinary team of scientists focused on devising novel therapies for stroke and traumatic brain injury. Research endeavors include partnerships with Virginia Tech faculty from Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, Center for Engineered Health, and School of Neuroscience.

Yuan Laboratory

Lijuan Yuan, professor of virology and immunology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

The Yuan Lab studies the interactions among enteric viruses, probiotics, and the host immune system.