Molecular Biomedical Sciences

Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences

Educating students in the biomedical sciences and pursuing advancements in animal and human health and disease that translate into useful applications.

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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 researchand 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.

  • Lipid mediators of inflammation and pain
    Chris Ramsden,
    Pain/System biology/Neuroscience
    NIH/Bethesda
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 12:15—1:15 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Glucocorticoids and Sensory Neuron Plasticity
    Jessica Lerch
    Sensory system/Neuroscience
    Ohio State University
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 12:15—1:15 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Transduction of Mechanical Stimuli by Piezo Ion Channels
    Jörg Grandl, Ph.D.
    Neuroscience
    Duke University, Durham
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 12:15—1:15 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Multi-Scale Analysis of the Diversity of Protein Function
    Jackie Vogel, Ph.D.
    Cell biology/System biology
    McGill University, Montreal
    Monday, October 9, 2017, 4-5 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Gene Edited Pigs and their use in Regenerative Medicine
    Jorge Piedrahita
    Regenerative medicine
    CVM/NCSU
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 4—5 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Stem Cell Dynamics in intestinal and biliary epithelia
    Adam Gracz, Ph.D.
    Gastrointestinal biology
    UNC, Chapel Hill
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 4—5 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Brain-wide spatiotemporal dynamics encode depression vulnerability
    Kaf Dzisara, M.D., Ph.D.
    Neuroscience
    Duke, Durham
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 12:15—1:15 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Protein Aggregation in Aging and Neurodegeneration
    Todd Cohen, Ph.D.
    Neuroscience
    UNC, Chapel Hill
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 12:15—1:15 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Targeted therapeutics for allergic diseases using splice switching oligonucleotides
    Glenn Cruse, Ph.D.
    Allergy/Immunology
    CVM/NCSU
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 4—5 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Spatiotemporal regulation of cancer, stem and neuronal cells in the gut
    Xiling Shen, Ph.D.
    Cancer/regenerative medicine/Neuroscience
    Duke University, Durham
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 4—5 PM
    Host: MBS
  • TRPV4-mediated pain and itch from a translational-medical perspective
    Wolfgang Liedtke, M.D., Ph.D.
    Pain/Neuroscience
    Duke University, Durham
    Wednesday, March 20, 2018, 4—5 PM
    Host: MBS
  • Dissecting neural circuits for adult neural stem cell regulation
    Juan Song, Ph.D.
    Neuroscience
    UNC, Chapel Hill
    Wednesday, April 8, 2018, 4—5 PM
    Host: MBS
  • DNA mismatch repair protein dynamics revealed by single molecule FRET
    Keith Weninger, Ph.D.
    Biophysics
    COS/NCSU
    Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 4—5 PM
    Host: MBS
  • In the company of killers: Neandertals and carnivores in Ice Age Europe
    Steve Churchill, Ph.D.
    Evolutionary anthropology
    Duke University, Durham
    Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 4—5 PM
    Host: MBS