Research programs at the College of Veterinary Medicine comprise over 100 faculty representing more than 25 disciplines working with more than 20 species. Researchers address critical issues in biomedical, agricultural and biological sciences through a broad variety of experimental approaches and techniques – ranging from basic discovery in molecular biology to application of new technology in the veterinary teaching hospital or in herds and flocks of the state’s livestock industry.
The overall goal of the College’s research program is to provide solutions to problems of particular importance to North Carolina and to address problems of importance to society at large.
Molecular Biomedical Sciences Research in the News
Computer Model Reveals Effect of Increased Cholesterol on Specific Ion Channel in Heart
Using a computer model, researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago have revealed the effect of increased amounts of cholesterol on a specific ion channel involved in regulating potassium levels in the heart. The work sheds further light on interactions between cholesterol and heart function and could have an