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Annette McCoy

Associate Professor

Primary Affiliation

Computational Imaging


Status Affiliate Faculty

Home Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine




  • Biography

    Annette McCoy is an associate professor of veterinary clinical medicine and a board-certified equine surgeon with a Ph.D. in genetics.

  • Honors
    • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2013-2014
    • NIH T32 Training Grant in Comparative Medicine and Pathology (Univ of Minnesota) 2010-13
    • Burroughs Wellcome Fund ‘Becoming Faculty’ Workshop Invited Participant, August 2013
    • Council of Graduate Students Travel Award, University of Minnesota, June 2013 
    • Vaughn Larson Scholarship Award, University of Minnesota, June 2012
    • AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow 2011, November 2011 
    • ACVS Resident’s Forum, 2nd place, Large Animal Clinical Research Presentations, October 2010
    • Mitzy H. Yount Memorial Scholarship, Colorado State University, 2009-10
    • J.P. Hutton-W.F. Riley Equine Award, Michigan State University, Spring 2006
    • Phi Zeta Award, Michigan State University, Spring 2006.
    • CVM Alumni Council Student Leadership Award, Michigan State University, Spring 2006.
    • Theriogenology Award, Michigan State University, Spring 2006.
    • Phi Zeta Research Day, Best Oral Presentation by a Vet. Student, Michigan State University, Fall 2004. 
    • Richard Lee Featherstone Society Prize, Michigan State University, Spring 2002
    • Alumni Distinguished Scholarship, Michigan State University, 1999 – 2003
  • Research

    McCoy researches orthopedic disease, addressing clinical issues in horses and using the species as a translational model for humans.

    Within the Beckman Institute, she collaborates with Mariana Kersh, an associate professor of mechanical science and engineering, to investigate the influence of early exercise on bone modeling and remodeling with the goal of fracture prevention in equine and human athletes. She is also investigating quantitative MRI sequences for early joint disease diagnosis in collaboration with Brad Sutton, a professor of bioengineering and the technical director of the Biomedical Imaging Center, and Bruce Damon, an adjunct professor of bioengineering and the co-director of the Carle Illinois Advanced Imaging Center.

    McCoy's highly interdisciplinary research aims to bring a biological perspective to biomechanics as well as imaging approaches to musculoskeletal disease.