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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Pain and Gain: Lascelles Leading the Way to Chronic Pain Relief
Like humans, animals experience chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis, muscle strain and nerve damage. In veterinary medicine, chronic pain is not well understood. The first step to a breakthrough: establishing and validating protocols for measuring and treating pain...
Flipping the Switch on Itch: Researchers Identify Neuropeptide Involved in Transmitting Itch Signal to Brain in Eczema
Researchers from North Carolina State University have pinpointed a particular neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals in mice with atopic dermatitis. The work sheds further light on the pathways involved in transmitting itch sensations from the peripheral (skin) to the central (spinal cord) nervous system. “You can think of itch being transmitted from the skin
Summer Program Offers Unique Research Opportunity
For Eddy Cruz, a summer well spent is working in a lab at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. The NC State rising senior microbiology major from Monroe, N.C., is spending his second summer in the lab of his mentor, Johanna Elfenbein, assistant professor of equine medicine, investigating what helps the bacteria Salmonella survive
News and updates, May 2018
Susan Bashford’s love of horses and other animals is the underlying theme of her life. It is now showcased in a donation to NC State’s Gallop of Honor. https://goo.gl/c2P8Hk When Ellen the pet rat with diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer, the CVM and the Petco Foundation stepped in to help. https://goo.gl/i4ae9b A
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.
Predicting Disease Stage and Diuretic Responsiveness in Dogs with Acquired Heart Disease
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Adin, Darcy
Evaluating the Relationship between Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions
Morris Animal Foundation | Saker, Korinn
Collaborative Research: Understanding the Molecular Diversification of Self Recognition through Ray-Finned Fish Innate Immune Receptor Families
National Science Foundation (NSF) | Yoder, Jeffrey
Animal Drug Study for Texas Livestock Shows
Texas A&M University, Texas AgriLife Extension Service (State Fair of Texas ) | Baynes, Ronald
Identification of genetic risk allele(s) associated with the development of tricuspid valve dysplasia in the Labrador Retriever
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. | Meurs, Kathryn
George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Natalie Andrews
Triangle Community Foundation | Bailey, Christopher
AAV Gene Therapy for Muscular and Ocular Diseases
UNC – UNC Chapel Hill (Tamid Bio, Inc) | Gilger, Brian
George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Gabriel Gonzalez (Analysis of Stem Cell Biomarkers to Verify Tissue Viability in Horses with Intestinal Strangulation)
Triangle Community Foundation | Gonzalez, Liara
NCSU CVM Boehringer Ingelheim Summer Veterinary Research Internship (2018) | Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) | Gookin, Jody[/attribution]
Determining the Accelerometer Signature of Activities of Daily Living
Elanco US Inc. | Lascelles, Duncan
Platelet Lysate Therapy In Infectious Arthritis
Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc. | Schnabel, Lauren
George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Victoria Riggs (Utility and predictive value of T2-weighted and T2-weighted FLAIR MRI brain imaging in non-invasive assessment of cerebrospinal fluid composition, and correlation with intraventricular vs. extra-ventricular brain lesion location in dogs)
Triangle Community Foundation | Cohen, Eli
George H. Hitchings New Investigator Award – Keli Gerken (Pathogen characterization and human behavior related to Animal Source Foods (ASFs) in urban Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Triangle Community Foundation | Stringer, Andrew
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.
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.
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.