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Gastrointestinal Research

Dr. Michele Battle

Jan 4, 2024

Developmental Biologist Becomes Head of NC State Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Michele Battle, formerly a professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is the new leader of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Molecular Biological Sciences. 

illustration of gut bacteria

Sep 3, 2021

How Pre- and Probiotics Keep Intestinal Barriers Strong

The effectiveness of pre- and probiotics can go beyond just promoting gut health through the presence of “good” bacteria or correct sugars. 

Feb 16, 2021

Gonzalez Named NC State University Faculty Scholar

Liara Gonzalez is behind some of the most innovative research coming out of the CVM in recent years, using large animal models to translate findings into treatments for both humans and animals. 

Liara Gonzalez

Sep 9, 2019

A Game-Changing Approach to Intestinal Transplantation

A first-of-its-kind study at the NC State CVM and Duke University is testing a new way to effectively maintain donated intestines and markedly strengthen their viability, lowering transplant failure rates. 

Amy Stewart

Jul 29, 2019

CVM Grad Student Wins National Veterinary Research Award

NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Ph.D. student Amy Stieler Stewart is the winner of the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Graduate Award for her innovative research using stem cells to treat intestinal injury. Stewart received the honor during last weekend’s National Veterinary Scholars Symposium co-sponsored Boehringer Ingelheim, a pharmaceutical company specializing in human and animal health.… 


Jul 24, 2019

CVM Surgeon Offers Insight into Early Equine Colic Prevention

When he talks about horse colic, equine surgeon Anthony Blikslager usually talks about antibiotics and biomarkers, about lesions and intestinal-scarring parasites.  He talks about twisted bowels and impacted colons and hernias. But in his latest published study, Blikslager steps out of the operating room and into horse stables to talk directly to owners about what… 

Oct 15, 2010

CVM Research May Help in Repairing Gastrointestinal Tracts

Dr. Anthony Blikslager, professor of surgery and  gastroenterology at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine has uncovered a novel function for a protein called chloride channel protein 2 (ClC-2) that may prove to be beneficial for the recovery of injured gastrointestinal tracts in animals and people. An internationally-recognized expert in the field of gastrointestinal…