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.
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Molecular Biomedical Sciences in the News
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