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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.

We also embrace 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.”

Our goal is to provide solutions to problems of particular importance to animal and human health and biomedical research.

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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 focuses 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

C3O Canine Pilot Research
Duke University (V Foundation for Cancer Research ) | Meurs, Kathryn

A Single Center Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Field Safety of SB-001 for the Treatment of Anemia Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats
Scout Bio, Inc. | Meurs, Kathryn

Post-natal Development of Enteric Glial Cell-epithelial Interactions in Repair of Ischemic-injured Intestine
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Blikslager, Anthony

The Role of Gastrin in Esophageal Submucosal Gland Acinar Ductal Metaplasia
Duke University (National Institutes of Health (NIH)) | Blikslager, Anthony

Medical Resolution of Gallbladder Mucocele Formation in Dogs
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Gookin, Jody

Cardiac Patches Loaded with Stem Cell Factors to Treat Heart Failure
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Cheng, Ke

Therapeutic Translation of Lung Spheroid Cell Secretome
NC Biotechnology Center | Cheng, Ke

Regulation of FceR1 Function by the MS4A Gene Cluster
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Cruse, Glenn

University of North Carolina-Chlamydia Vaccine Initiative (UNC-CVI)
UNC – UNC Chapel Hill (National Institutes of Health (NIH)) | Peng, Xinxia

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD)
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) – National Institute of Food and Agriculture | Baynes, Ronald

Quantitative Metagenomics and the Vaginal Microbiome of Preterm Birth
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Callahan, Benjamin

FACT: Rapid Detection and Tracking of Foodborne Pathogens with Long-read Amplicon Sequencing
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) – National Institute of Food and Agriculture | Callahan, Benjamin

Identifying Barriers and Implementing Solutions to Practical On-Farm Pain Management During Castration
National Pork Board | Pairis-Garcia, Monique

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 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.

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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 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars program, the Morris Animal Foundation, and the College’s Fund for Discovery, among others.

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