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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

Does Breeding Disease-tolerant Oysters Increase Disease in Coastal Marine Ecosystems?
University of Rhode Island (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)) | Ben-Horin PhD, Tal

Intrinsic Nervous System Dysfunction in Gallbladder Mucocele Formation
Comparative Gastroenterology Society | Gookin, Jody

Serum SDMA as a Predictor of Myelotoxicity of Carboplatin in Dogs
Veterinary Cancer Society | Intile, Joanne

Investigating Neuronal Network Connectivity In Dogs With Idiopathic Epilepsy Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Munana, Karen

Evaluation of TRPM8-Expressing Neurons as Novel Regulators of Acute Radiotherapy-Associated Pain in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Nolan, Michael

Drug Delivery and Biomimetic Approaches for Optimal Stem Cell Therapy
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Cheng, Ke

Pilot study- Plasma and tissue pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of EXPAREL® (Bupivacaine Liposome Injectable Suspension) following peripheral nerve block.
Pacira BioSciences, Inc. | Messenger, Kristen

Development of a Probiotic-Based Recombinant Oral Vectored-Vaccine Against Clostridial Dermatitis in Turkeys
United States Poultry & Egg Association | Kulkarni, Raveendra

Identification of Early Indicators of Necrotic Enteritis Disease in Broiler Chickens
United States Poultry & Egg Association | Kulkarni, Raveendra

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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