Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) Faculty Research

At the School of Veterinary Medicine, there are several faculty with Agricultural Experiment Station appointments.

AES Faculty are eligible to receive internal seed grants through Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH). These funds are federal capacity funds allocated annually by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The following funding has been given out in recent years:

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NOTE: 2020-2021 is the most recent final allocation received.



Additionally, AES Faculty obtain contracts and grants from outside agencies. In fiscal year 21-22, AES faculty were awarded $18,889,979.

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External Contracts and Grants

PI Name Sponsor Project Title Total
Rumbeiha, Wilson PHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ISU VDL Capacity Buidling and Methods Development Grant $63,550
Murphy, Brian EveryCat Health Foundation Feline peritoneal- and ascites-associated macrophages in health and in cats with feline infectious peritonitis: leveraging an anticoronaviral clinical trial $25,000
Rossow, Heidi Chr Hansen Effect of probiotic treatments on growth and development of calves up to 180 days $181,595
Lima, Fabio Kemin Industries Effects of Optimizing Rumen Protected Choline Bioavailability on Milk Production Efficiency, Health, and Immunity of Dairy Cows $150,008
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz National Science Foundation (NSF) BIGDATA: IA: A multi-level approach for global optimization of the surveillance and control of infectious disease in the swine industry  $16,000
Atwill, Edward PHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Western Center for Food Safety  $1,500,000
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation  $5,562,890
Aly, Sharif National Academy of Sciences Reducing antibiotic resistance using a novel machine learning algorithm for selective dry-cow treatment in dairy cows  $25,593
Rumbeiha, Wilson NIH National Institute of General Medical Science (NIGMS) ToxMSDT: An Innovative Toxicology Pathway mentoring program targeting underrepresented STEM students  $478,227
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz National Science Foundation (NSF) Ecology to Economics and Health: Health and agriculture sustainability through interdisciplinary risk mapping and assessment platform of important zoonotic diseases (Eco2Health)  $30,486
Kol, Amir NIH National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) Multi-pronged therapy for immune system regeneration and recovery in a FIP model of MIS-C  $235,500
Kol, Amir EveryCat Health Foundation PPARa as metabolic target to restore intestinal permeability is an intestinal organoid model of feline diabetic enteropathy  $29,530
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz UC San Francisco University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars  $244,549
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz National Science Foundation (NSF) Track-D: Data-driven Disease Prevention and Control in Animal Health $2,993,882
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz UC San Francisco University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars $10,980
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $3,505,370
Soto Martinez, Esteban Mississippi State University Investigation the Epidemiology of Edwardsiella piscicida-Septicemia in Hybrid Catfish and Other Commercially Important Fish Species in the Southern United States $6,500
Chigerwe, Munashe Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine Investigating the minimum individual cow colostral immunoglobulin G concentration required for pooling to achieve adequate passive immunity in dairy calves $6,120
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $400,001
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $351,758
Soto Martinez, Esteban Mississippi State University Identification of novel Flavobacterium columnare vaccine candidates for catfish and other aquaculture fish species in the Southern region $19,479
Rossow, Heidi National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps: Prognostic test for dairy heifer selection $50,000
Rossow, Heidi California Dairy Research Foundation (Independent) Feed industry fellowship with a focus on dairy feeding systems $81,792
Shapiro, Karen USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 2nd Environmental Toxoplasmosis workshop - Environmental transmission of Toxoplasma gondii from land to sea: implications for foodborne toxoplasmosis $25,000
Shapiro, Karen California Department of Fish and Wildlife Determinants of black near health, conflict, and encephalitis $143,783
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $600,000
Chigerwe, Munashe Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Blended and hybrid learning: Adoption of cognitive, social, and teaching presence elements on clinical rotations beyond the pandemic $5,550
Chigerwe, Munashe Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Tending to Those who Teach: Promoting Veterinary Educator Wellbeing: Coordinated by the Educator Wellbeing Initiative $10,200
Soto Martinez, Esteban California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW Research Contract 2022-2025 $110,288
Smith, Woutrina United States Agency for International Development (USAID) One Health Workforce: Next Generation $300,000
Pereira, Richard California Department of Food and Agriculture Evaluation of an Antibiogram Framework from Commercial Dairy Farms in California for Bovine Respiratory Disease Bacterial Pathogens. $13,406
Gallardo, Rodrigo USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Newcastle disease quality assurance program linked with vaccination $350,000
Rumbeiha, Wilson PHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ISU VDL Capacity Buidling and Methods Development Grant $63,550
Soto Martinez, Esteban University of Washington Western Regional Aquaculture Center: Emerging and Re-emerging Flavobacterial Pathogens in Aquaculture $53,104
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz UC San Francisco University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars $8,651
Coffey, Lark Eydis Bio Inc. Efficacy of HS-276 (TAK1 inhibitor) in SARS-CoV-2 infected K18-hACE2 mice $67,858
Soto Martinez, Esteban Phycovax LLC Development and Testing of Diatom-Based Self-adjuvanting Antigen-Adjuvant Fusion Subunit Protein Oral Vaccines against Piscine Francisellosis in Nile Tilapia $57,725
Atwill, Edward PHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Western Center for Food Safety $159,999
Rumbeiha, Wilson PHS Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ISU VDL Capacity Buidling and Methods Development Grant ($118,128)
Soto Martinez, Esteban Mississippi State University Mitigating antimicrobial use in aquaculture through vaccination: Development of inactivated and live attenuated vaccines against Edwardsiella piscicida for use in farmed fish $351,967
Rumbeiha, Wilson USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) IDD FY22PPA Inorganic Bromide $92,695
Murphy, Brian EveryCat Health Foundation EIDD-2801 (Molnupiravir): establishing an oral dose and evidence for efficacy in cats with FIP $33,550
Martinez Lopez, Beatriz Texas A&M University - College Station User-friendly online dashboard for the assessment of the risk of African swine fever virus introduction, exposure and potential spread into the United States $250,000
Chigerwe, Munashe California Department of Food and Agriculture Preweaned dairy calf health management on conventional and organic dairies in California: Determining management practices that require intervention $341,970

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