Skip to main content

Comparative Medicine Institute

Dean Lunn presents award to Ed Breitschwerdt

Apr 9, 2018

A Distinguished Professorship for an Extraordinary Scientist

Ed Breitschwerdt, a professor of medicine and infectious diseases, came to the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, and has influenced students in every CVM class to step through the college’s doors... 

Sid Thakur

Mar 25, 2018

Thakur Earns Grant for Antimicrobial Surveillance Partnerships in India

A new NC State College of Veterinary Medicine project to strengthen the global fight against antimicrobial resistance has received an Internationalized Seed Grant from the university. The project is from Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur, CVM associate professor of molecular epidemiology and associate director of the Emerging and Infectious Disease Program at the Comparative Medicine Institute. His is… 

Duncan Lascelles performs pain treatment on dog patient

Feb 21, 2018

Companion Animals May Hold the Key to Human Pain Relief

A new study notes that naturally occurring canine and feline osteoarthritis is strikingly similar to human osteoarthritis, including its appearance in radiographs and how it leads to... 

Sid Thakur, Suchawan Pornsukartom and Joy Horovitz

Oct 17, 2017

CVM Receives Funding to Continue GenomeTrakr Program

In just one year, the GenomeTrakr program at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine has mapped the intricate genetic fingerprints of 700 strains of pathogenic bacteria. It’s just the beginning. A new grant from the National Institutes of Health and the United States Food and Drug Administration will fund the program at the CVM for… 

Thakur and Jacob

Oct 11, 2017

To Surveil and Protect: The Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

In the thick of war it pays to know your enemy, and bacteria is an unrelenting, captivating foe. “How does something that you can’t see, that doesn’t have a brain, develop very sophisticated survival mechanisms almost immediately?” said Paula Cray, head of the department of population health and pathobiology at the NC State College of Veterinary… 

Salmonella colonies in petri dish

Oct 5, 2017

Pass It On: Bacteria Can Spread Antibiotic Resistance Through Soil

When most people think about bacterial antibiotic resistance, they think about it occurring in bacteria found in people or animals. But the environment surrounding us is a huge bacterial reservoir, and antibiotic resistance can be passed between bacteria in the environment, including in the soil. Sid Thakur is an associate professor of population health and… 

Ravyn Njagu

Dec 7, 2015

Immunology Research Student Recognized at Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

More than 1,700 presentations in 12 disciplines were featured at ABRCMS, which is a conference for underrepresented students interested in... 

Inside the lab of Dr. Zhen Gu on Centennial Campus.

Nov 20, 2015

New Comparative Medicine Institute Focuses on Translational Medicine

In its 10-year history, the CCMTR built a community of more than 100 scientists from NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University who were focused on the discovery and delivery of new therapies to human and animal...