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Sid Thakur

Front building of CVM with dramatic sunset. Birds flying overhead

Jul 19, 2018

Two CVM Global Health Collaborations Receive Funding

The UGPN’s Research Collaboration Fund supports the work of its member institutions: NC State University, the University of São Paulo, the University of Surrey and the University of Wollongong. 

Sid Thakur examines pig

May 11, 2018

Sid Thakur Named NC State Veterinary Medicine’s Director of Global Health

Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur has been named NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s director of global health, a key leadership position reflective of the CVM’s commitment to solving some of the world’s greatest health challenges facing animals, humans and the environment.   The position, effective July 1, is part of the development of a formal global health… 

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… 

Sid Thakur examines pig

Mar 20, 2018

Making Global Health a Priority

NC State faculty research helps bolster the university’s academic reputation and solve global challenges. Sid Thakur seeks to address one of those challenges — infectious diseases — through his work in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Thakur, an associate professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology and Associate Director at the Comparative Medicine Institute… 

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… 

Sid Thakur with Reagan Converse

Sep 27, 2016

Stopping Foodborne Illnesses In Their Tracks

In operation now at the CVM, GeomeTrakr, developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is the first network of labs using whole genome sequencing to identify pathogens...