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Kaori Sakamoto

Jul 10, 2024

NC State Welcomes Alum as New Leader of Department of Population Health and Pathobiology

Dr. Kaori Sakamoto’s successful career in pathology was the direct result of mentorship she received at NC State, she says, and she’s eagerly anticipating getting to pay that forward. 

A male veterinary student smiles at two of his mentors, who are looking at slides in a pathology lab.

Jun 12, 2024

Equine Colic, Coastal Microplastics and So Much More: Summer Research Program Sees Record Participation and New Projects

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students with little lab experience a paid opportunity to pursue their research interests under faculty mentorship. 

Two graduates lean into each other, hands clasped, at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine's 2024 graduation.

May 3, 2024

‘It’s the People Who Make It’ for the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024

Despite their programs’ socially distant beginnings, members of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2024 formed enduring bonds with the people and places that make this campus home. 

Five future pathology residents from the DVM Class of 2024, four females and one male, stand outside of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.

May 1, 2024

Classmates for 4 Years, ‘Colleagues for Life’: NC State Pathology Class of 2024 Students Celebrate Residency Placements

All five graduating DVM students in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s pathology focus area who applied to residencies matched, an impressive feat within a small and competitive specialization. 

Grayson Walker, center, finished his Ph.D. in 2022 with extraordinary mentorship from Dr. Luke Borst and Mitsu Suyemoto.

Apr 30, 2024

Class of 2024: Always Asking Why Leads to a Destiny in Disease Research

A first-person essay by Grayson Walker, a native of Collettsville, North Carolina, who received his Ph.D. in 2022 as part of a dual DVM/Ph.D. program at NC State. After Oath and Hooding, he will be a veterinary medical officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

In the right foreground, Dr. Danielle Mzyk smiles at two students working with a goat on a farm.

Apr 4, 2024

From ‘Bench to Farm to Table,’ 3-Time Alumna Helps Ruminants and Protects Our Food

Dr. Danielle Mzyk, an NC State College of Veterinary Medicine clinical veterinarian, safeguards the nation’s agricultural system and cares for North Carolina’s livestock, all in a day’s work. 

Dr. Sue Tonkonogy sits at her desk in her office. On the desk, next to her, her microbiology textbook stands on its end.

Mar 21, 2024

‘We Did It, and You Can, Too,’ Dr. Susan Tonkonogy Encourages Women in STEM

Dr. Susan Tonkonogy, the longest-tenured active faculty member at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has seen both the college and the immunology field’s support of female scientists grow during her five-decade career. 

Feb 27, 2024

Research Roundup NC State Veterinary Medicine, February 2024

Reviewing Medication Safety and Effectiveness in Early Parkinson’s Disease Seppänen P, Forsberg MM, Tiihonen M, Laitinen H, Beal S, Dorman DC. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The condition can place a lot of strain on the body over time and can make some people more vulnerable to serious infections. Early management of the… 

Dr. Glenn Cruse and Dr. Gustavo Machado

Feb 20, 2024

Cruse, Machado chosen as University Faculty Scholars for 2024

Dr. Glenn Cruse, a mast cell biologist, and Dr. Gustavo Machado, an infectious disease modeler, of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine were among the NC State University faculty members honored. 

Students in blue surgical gowns and wearing yellow sterile gloves smile while holding suturing needles over fabric models.

Feb 6, 2024

Faculty-Led and ‘NC State-flavored,’ New Veterinary Curriculum Launches This Fall

The revised curriculum, centered on developing capable and confident veterinarians, is the result of five years of collaboration among faculty, staff and clinicians across the College of Veterinary Medicine.