Research at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine addresses the complex issues that affect animal and human health in an interdisciplinary approach that is changing the way discovery happens and is making a powerful difference.


We Advance Animal and Human Health

Research programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine comprise over 140 faculty representing more than 20 species in 9 research areas of emphasis. Our goal is to provide solutions to problems of particular importance to animal and human health and biomedical research.
State-of-the-Art CollaborationWith corporate and government partners

Centennial Biomedical Campus was built as a new partnership model committed
to brining academia, government, and industry together in one place to advance medical science.

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We Drive Veterinary Innovation

Our investigations are inspired by the animals we treat, the medical conditions we see on a daily basis, and through our contacts with animal owners and collaborators who work with human diseases. Our research focus on developing real world solutions from which animals and their owners can benefit. From creating artificial limbs that fuse with an animal’s bone so that it is integrated into the body to improving the understanding of virus that impact our agricultural animals, the results of what our world-class researchers do improves the quality of veterinary and human medicine.

Recent Grants

Use of Accelerometry to Detect Seizure Activity in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy

Investigator: Dr. Karen Munana |   Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation

Expression and Function of Canine Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin in Itch, Allergy and Atopic Dermatitis

Investigator: Dr. Wolfgang Baeumer |   Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation

Cytogenetic Evaluation of Canine Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Patients for Prognostic Signatures

Investigator: Dr. Matthew Breen |   Funded by: Morris Animal Foundation

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Depletion Program

Investigator: Dr. Ronald Baynes |   Funded by: US Dept. Of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Intestinal Stem Cell Responses to Ischemic Injury in a Large Animal Model

Investigator: Dr. Liara Gonzalez  |   Funded by: National Institutes of Health

Nanoparticle Therapy Inhibits Canine Osteosarcoma Growth by Stimulating Anti-tumor Immunity

Investigator: Dr. Duncan Lascelles  |   Funded by: American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation

Fluoroscopic and Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Diaphragmatic Motion in Dogs Affect by Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus

Investigator: Dr. Kyle Matthews  |   Funded by: Collie Health Foundation
Pilot Studies Involving the Validation  of Cytokine ELISA Using Skin Biopsies in Dogs

Investigator: Dr. Thierry Olivry  |   Funded by: LEO Pharma A/S
Roles of Oxytocin and Vasopressin in Canine Aggression

Investigator: Dr. Barbara Sherman  |   Funded by: Duke University (The Stanton Foundation)

Development and Characterization of a Pig Model of Angelman Syndrome

Investigator: Dr. Jorge Piedrahita  |   Funded by: Texas A&M AgriLife Research (Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST))
Functional Evaluation of Antibacterial Peptides Expressed by Zebrafish

Investigator: Dr. Jeffery Yoder  |   Funded by: American Veterinary Medical Association Foundation
Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Training and Education Program (ARM-STEP)

Investigator: Dr. Maria Correa  |   Funded by: US Dept. Of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

We Engage Students

The College’s student research activities are designed to provide a rich research experience and to train the animal health and biomedical researchers of tomorrow. Students are mentored closely by dedicated faculty.. Veterinary students engaged in our summer research programs participate in collective experiences such as weekly seminars, field trips and other activities to increase their understanding of the scientific process, responsible conduct of research, improve their written and oral communication skills and to gain insight into the wide range of professional paths available to them in academia, government and industry.

Supporting Student ResearchFunded undergraduate and graduate research experiences.

The College actively builds partnerships with grant-giving organizations, which means we are able to fund student research. Our funders include the National Institutes of Health, the Merck-Merial Veterinary Scholars program, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the College’s Fund for Discovery, among others.  

We Conduct Transformative Research

At NC State University and in the College of Veterinary Medicine we have embraced transformative research. As defined by the National Science Foundation, this kind of research “involves ideas, discoveries, or tools that radically change our understanding of an important existing scientific or engineering concept or educational practice or leads to the creation of a new paradigm or field of science, engineering, or education. Such research challenges current understanding or provides pathways to new frontiers.”