The Frontier Between Basic Research and Clinical Research
The Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences trains doctors of veterinary medicine and graduate students interested in research-based careers focused on the discovery of new knowledge about animal and human health and disease and using those findings to
enhance animal and human health and well-being. Students get in depth knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of disease, and experience in the development of new procedures which enable its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Our faculty are recognized experts in the fields of cell biology and physiology, cancer biology, developmental biology, environmental science and toxicology, genomics, infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology, radiology, and reproductive biology. Our goals are to advance veterinary medical science through innovative basic and applied research, and by mentoring and inspiring students, providing world-class clinical and diagnostic services, and offering the public the latest knowledge through innovative extension and engagement activities.
Our research faculty work in state-of-the-art research facilities including a transgenic mouse facility where graduate students can participate in research projects related to mouse and animal genomics.
Dr. Jörg Grandl: Transduction of Mechanical Stimuli by Piezo Ion Channels
Molecular Biomedical Sciences in the News
September CVM Research Roundup
A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. A rare blood sample from a North Atlantic right whale was used in a new study that maps the mitochondrial genome sequence of the endangered species. Co-authored by the CVM’s Julia Allwood, Melissa Scheible and Seth
Nothing But the Tooth – What Dental Remains from Homo naledi Can Tell Us
Anthropologists just love to sink their teeth into a good mystery, and some recent research from NC State and Vassar College has done just that – by looking at what dental development in Homo naledifossils can tell us about this human relative and the evolution of our own species, Homo sapiens. In 2013, paleoanthropologists discovered the fossilized
Fatty Acids and Itchy Skin – a Q&A with Santosh Mishra
Santosh Mishra, assistant professor of neuroscience at NC State Veterinary Medicine, was part of a team of NIH researchers who have discovered four previously unknown mediators for itch and pain in the skin. Identifying these mediators may be a first step toward providing relief for people who suffer from chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis.