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Research at Cummings School

Cummings School is extremely proud of the achievements and ongoing work of the faculty, staff and students performing research on our campus and internationally.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is extremely proud of the achievements and ongoing work of the faculty, staff and students performing research on our campus and internationally with investigators from other universities, teaching hospitals and industry. Our projects are producing advances that are improving the health of domestic and wild animals, people, the environment and the food we consume.

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Groundhogs

Chris Whittier, V97, research assistant professor of conservation medicine at Cummings School, shares the dirt on these important enormous, whistling, burrowing squirrels While many Americans would recognize famed Punxsutawney Phil as a groundhog, they may not know much else about the species. As Groundhog Day approaches on February 2, let’s take a minute to consider Read More

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Hunting Ebola’s Origins

Two Tufts alumni contributed to research providing a critical clue into the mysterious cause of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history

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Mighty Mice

Cummings School and MIT work with Massachusetts citizens to genetically fight Lyme disease.

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A Step in the Fight Against a Deadly Parasite

Scientists devise a new method to store Cryptosporidium and aid vaccine research.

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Overfishing and Modern-Day Slavery

A conservation medicine alum addresses the growing problem of free-ranging dogs on the Tibetan plateau.

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Veterinarian at the Museum

A Tufts alum helped create an exhibit exploring how human pandemics emerge from animals and the environment.

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Helping Women in Recovery

Creating better animal models may help pregnant women—and support children exposed to opioids in utero.

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Combating Dogfighting

New research reveals distinct wound patterns from the criminal enterprise—and may provide a new tool for law enforcement.

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Advancing Breakthroughs for All Species

From eradicating rinderpest to informing environmental policy, Cummings School is making our world a better place.

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Saving Lives by Fighting Infectious Diseases

Cummings School researchers today fight some of the world’s most serious health threats.

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