Investigator Resources

Proposal & Funding Resources

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies provides funding opportunities and proposal preparation resources for investigators.

Find resources on our college intranet.

Major Research Equipment

The college's specialized facilities, equipment, and instrumentation enable multidisciplinary teams comprised of faculty, staff, and students at the college and Virginia Tech to conduct collaborative research to improve the lives of animals and people.

View a listing of the college's major research equipment and contact information for accessing the equipment.

Clinical Research Support

The Veterinary Clinical Research Office offers assistance to investigators through proposal preparation and review; forging connections with internal and external collaborators; serving as an initial point of contact for sponsors, owners, and other internal and external stakeholders.

Learn more about the Clinical Research Office's investigator support.

Service Laboratories

Electron Microscope Lab

The lab is equipped with instrumentation for ultrastructural analysis of biological and non-biological materials to provide investigators with data concerning specimen morphology.

Contact: Kathy Lowe, Electron Microscope Lab Supervisor, 540-231-4811 or

Flow Cytometry

The lab provides the latest technologies in flow cytometry to enhance research.

Learn more: Flow Cytometry instrumentation and services

Contact: Melissa Makris, Flow Cytometry Lab Supervisor, 540-231-4115 or


The lab provides a constant supply of washed and sterilized glassware, plastics, and media that is essential for research activities.

Contact: Allie Price, Glassware Lab Manager, 540-231-4829 or

Quality Assurance Unit

The lab provides oversight to monitor studies conducted in compliance with the federal Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations.

Contact: Sandy Hancock, Good Laboratory Practice Program and Quality Assurance Unit, 540-231-4817 or

Study Design and Statistics

The lab assists with design, planning, and implementation of research projects, data management and analysis, evaluation, and presentation of data and information.

Contact: Dr. Stephen Werre, Study Design & Statistical Analysis Lab Supervisor, 540-231-3522 or

Analytical Chemistry Research Laboratory (Pharmacology and Toxicology)

The lab provides a variety of enzyme assays, qualitative and quantitative determination of the concentration of drugs, heavy metals, toxins, pesticides, as well as metabolism and pharmacokinetic studies.

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Davis, Analytical Lab Supervisor, 540-231-2192 or
McAlister Council-Troche, Analytical Lab Manager, 540-231-4835 or


The Teaching and Research Animal Care Support Service (TRACSS) provides policies, guidelines, and support to assist investigators with research projects while ensuring compliance with Federal law and regulatory agency policies.

Find resources on our college intranet or contact Karen Hall, TRACSS Supervisor, at or 540-231-4318.