Rachael Thomas, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Genomics
Since moving to North Carolina State University in 2004 she has been responsible for developing and applying microarray-based technologies for genomic analysis in a range of spontaneous dog cancers, focusing predominantly on lymphoma and brain tumors. Currently Rachael is using this approach to investigate the molecular pathogenesis of canine B-cell lymphomas in key breeds that are highly predisposed to this form of cancer, towards improved disease subclassification both in a veterinary setting, and also as a model for the human counterpart. More recently she has received funding to develop similar approaches for feline lymphoma and vaccine site sarcomas.
Morris Animal Foundation Supports CVM Research
Selected researchers at the North Carolina State University’s College Veterinary Medicine (CVM) are recipients of Morris Animal Foundation grants that total more than $1.2 million for investigations aimed at improving the health of dogs, cats, horses, and wildlife. More specifically, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is providing $1,212,671 to help support 12 different studies being conducted
CCMTR-led Research Team Seeking Brain Tumor Gene
Pinpointing the genes involved in human brain cancer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, and sometimes the needle you find may not be the right one. By comparing human and canine genomes, researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that a gene commonly believed to be involved in meningiomas—tumors that