Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM)


(for TUSVM students only)

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Students interested in this program should contact Dr. Gopal Reddy, Associate Dean for Research & Advanced Studies (Tel: 334-724-4438; E-mail: reddyg@mytu.tuskegee.edu), William-Bowie Hall, 101, for further information.


2014 Merial Veterinary Scholars:

2015 Scholarship  

2014 Merial Veterinary Scholars Ms. Veronica Jones & Mr. Neil Gruber

Attended & presented their research at the NIH - Merial Symposium at Cornell University, July 31- August 3, 2014

Ms. Veronica Jones - Novel 3-((2-chloroquinolin-3-yl)methylene)indolin-2-one derivatives produces potent anticancer effects against ovarian cancer in vitro

Mr. Neil Gruber - Acetyl Co-Carboxylase (ACC) inhibitor sensitizes canine and human mammary carcinoma cells to anticancer agents


General Information


The main goal of this program is to provide research internship opportunities to veterinary medical students within the “One Medicine - One Health“ concept and a biomedical research environment with hope of grooming students for research careers. We wish to enhance the number and quality of the veterinary students participating in our summer research internship (SRI) program with funding from Merial Veterinary Scholar Program (http://merialscholars.com).


The 2015 Merial Veterinary Scholar ten-week program will begin on Monday, May 25 and end on July 31, 2015. Four TUSVM students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the ten week program. The students depending on their research interests will be matched with a research mentor in various departments of the school. During the first week of the program, students will attend brief training sessions provided by the university’s IACUC committee and biohazards safety committee. Activities for the ten week program will include the following:


* Work on a research project in the mentor’s laboratory for 40 hours per week, for a total of 10 weeks.

* Complete training in the ethical conduct of scientific research

* Attend all scheduled seminars or journal club presentations during the period.

* Participate in a field trip to a pharmaceutical company

* Write a research abstract and submit it to the Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

* Prepare a poster on their research and present it at the Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium

* Make an oral presentation on research during the annual Phi Zeta Research Day on September 26, 2014.



TUSVM students that have completed at least one year of the DVM program are eligible. Only those students that can complete the entire program during the dates indicated above should apply. Students with a Master’s degree and/or substantial research experience are not eligible.


Tuskegee University is accredited by the commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 - Telephone 404-679-4501) to award doctoral, professional, master's and bachelor's degrees.