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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

Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (Previously: Postnatal Development of Intestinal Barrier Repair Mechanisms)
UNC – UNC Chapel Hill (National Institutes of Health (NIH)) | Ziegler, Amanda

A Canine Model for Human High-Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Human Bladder Cancer – Molecular and Environmental Considerations
V Foundation for Cancer Research | Breen, Matthew

Effects of Alfaxalone, Propofol and Isoflurane on Cerebral Blood Flow and Cerebral Vascular Reactivity in Dogs.
Morris Animal Foundation | Keenihan, Erin

Uncovering How the Dynamic Architecture of a Layered Contractile Ring Induces Furrow Ingression
National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Laplante, Caroline

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

A Novel Method for Enumeration and Speciation of Eimeria species of Coccidian Protozoa by Flow Cytometry
United States Poultry & Egg Association | Crespo, Rocio

Efficacy of a Recombinant Herpesvirus of Turkey Vectored Vaccine Administered via Subcutaneous or In Ovo Route in Day-old, Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Chicks Against Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV-Georgia Strain) Challenge
Elanco US Inc. | Gimeno, Isabel

Boosting Sow and Piglet Immunity to PRRSV via Autogenous Inactivated Vaccines
Virginia Pork Council | Kaeser, Tobias

Assessing Biosecurity Vulnerabilities to Predict the Risk of New Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Outbreaks
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) | Machado, Gustavo

Análise de redes complexas como guia às atividades de vigilância ativa: detecção de movimentação animal de alto risco e mapeamento de áreas com risco elevado para o espalhamento de doenças infecsiosas, Translated as, “Network analysis to guide active surveillance: detection of animal movements of high risk for disease spread and mapping risk areas associated with infectious disease spread.”
Fundo de Desenvolvimento e Defesa Sanitária Animal (FUNDESA) | Machado, Gustavo

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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