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 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

Enhanced Serological Testing Modalities for the Diagnosis of Bartonellosis in Dogs
Breitschwerdt, Edward | American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. 

Enteric Glial Cells Impact Colon Cancer Stem Cell Chemoresistance (Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease)
 Laurianne, Van Landeghem | UNC – UNC Chapel Hill (National Institutes of Health)

2016 Theriogenology Residency – NCSU
Bailey, Christopher | American Kennel Club Canine Health

Forensic Geolocation Via Biological Signatures
Faith, Seth | US Army – Army Research Office (US Dept. of Defense)

Targeted Bacterial Restoration of Colonization Resistance Against C. Difficile
 Theriot, Casey | National Institutes of Health

Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease
 Theriot, Casey | UNC – UNC Chapel Hill (National Institutes of Health)

Impact of Gastrointestinal Microbiome on the Host Response to an Effector- Memory T-Cell AIDS Vaccine and Multiple Low-Dose Challenge
Peng, Xinxia | National Institute of Health (NIH)

Identifying Cellular Long Non-coding RNAs as Targets for HIV Intervention
Peng, Xinxia | National Institute of Health (NIH)

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 Research

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.  

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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.”