Rossmeisl Laboratory

John Rossmeisl in his lab

John Rossmeisl, DVM, MS

Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor
Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

About John Rossmeisl’s Research

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. Our research focuses on:

  • Understanding how brain cancers form;
  • Creating new ways to deliver therapeutic agents to the brain;
  • Developing devices and techniques that can control cell functions;
  • The design and conduct of clinical trials in companion animals with brain cancer.

To achieve our goals, VCNOL clinician-scientists and researchers work in partnership with a group of world-renowned collaborators with expertise in a broad range of allied fields including biomedical engineering, cancer biology, comparative pathology, immunology, medical physics, medical and radiation oncology, neurosurgery, and radiology. Although our priority is the study of brain tumors, our discoveries and related technologies have broader applications for the treatment of cancer, as well as for the management of neurological diseases such as epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.

Research Themes

  • The Canine Spontaneous Brain Tumor Translational Disease Model
  • Precision Medicine for Brain Tumors- Molecularly Targeted Therapeutics (MTT)
  • Minimally Invasive Cellular Ablative Techniques
  • Novel Systems for Drug Delivery to the Brain

More details about these areas of research can be found on the Research Interests page.


To view to all of Dr. Rossmeisl’s and the VCNOL publications: