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CMMIDCenter for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Our mission is to employ animal models to better understand the disease processes that impact both humans and domesticated species. A sound basic understanding of pathogens will enable us to better design newer intervention strategies, such as genetically-altered vaccines, biological, and immunomodulation. Learn more...

CENTAUR Center for Animal Human Relationships (CENTAUR)
CENTAUR is an academic center conducting instructional, research, and outreach programs designed to foster a greater understanding of the mutual benefits associated with human-animal interaction. Learn more...


LNS Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies
The Laboratory for Neurotoxicity Studies, located at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, provides expertise in neuroscience, neurochemistry, neurotoxicology, neuropathology, and clinical neurology for studies done in animal models or in vitro. Learn more...

VMIL Veterinary Medical Informatics Laboratory (VMIL)
The Veterinary Medical Informatics Laboratory is a national leader in an emerging scientific discipline that uses modern information technology to manage complex medical data. Its primary mission is to support development of practical computer applications that improve veterinary medical care and safeguard human health. Learn more...


Stem Cell Initiative Stem Cell Initiative
The college's Stem Cell Initiative is an interdisciplinary program bringing researchers and clinicians together to explore potential benefits of stem cell research and therapies in both animal and human health. Learn more...

GLP Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Program
The Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) Program supports VMRCVM faculty conducting studies or providing services in compliance with the federal GLP regulations, provides a Quality Assurance Unit to inspect and review GLP studies conducted at VMRCVM, and serves as a resource for Virginia Tech faculty who are interested in learning about the requirements of the GLP regulations or implementing processes to conduct GLP-compliant research. Contact Sandy Hancock for more information.

MILES Macromolecular Interfaces with Life Sciences (MILES) Program
The MILES-IGERT is a graduate education and multidisciplinary team research program at Virginia Tech that is developing new knowledge of oxidative processes in biological and macromolecular systems. The program bridges the gap between traditional macromolecular science and biological disciplines, yielding important advances in nutrition, biomedical science and engineering, food biochemistry and functionality, and sustainable polymeric materials from bio-derived precursors.