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Office of Applied Science


Three scientists in lab coats look at a bacterial plate.

CVM microbiologists observing bacterial growth on culture media.

The Office of Applied Science conducts applied research in support of current and evolving FDA regulatory issues. We work with our customers to provide research solutions that ensure the safety of animal derived food and animal health products. We have an internationally-recognized research program.


We protect human and animal health by conducting research applied to regulatory decision-making about animal food and drugs.


CVM's research complex contains offices, laboratories, animal buildings, and pastures. Our facility includes mass spectrometry, microbiology, whole-genome sequencing, and stem cell  laboratories; analytical instrument rooms; a radiolabeled materials laboratory; and many specialized laboratories designed for multidisciplinary studies. The animal research buildings accommodate beef cattle, dairy cattle, calves, swine, sheep, poultry, and a variety of aquatic species.

Research Expertise

Investigators at the Office of Applied Science possess expertise in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including veterinary medicine, animal science, biology, stem cell physiology, molecular biology, chemistry, genomics, proteomics, microbiology, immunology, physiology, epidemiology, pathology, aquaculture, and pharmacology.

Principal Investigators

Learn about our Principal Investigators and the research they conduct.


2021 Publications

2020 Publications

How we work

People in a wide variety of roles contribute to the Office of Applied Science’s success. In addition to our team of world-class scientists and clinicians, folks with expertise in business management, project management, facilities management, and quality control are critical to advancing the public health questions that drive our work from idea to deliver on goals. Interested in learning more about the entire team that makes our research happen? Visit How Our Research Gets Done.

How to work with us

Visit USAjobs.gov and search on “CVM” to find vacancies at the Center for Veterinary Medicine.



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