FTE Leadership Change

October 12, 2017 | ldcostin

THANK YOU, DR. FRANCES LIGLER Dr. Frances Ligler, Associate Director of the Functional Tissue Program, has stepped down as of September 1, 2017.  Serving in her position for the past two years, Dr. Ligler was instrumental in establishing the...

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CMI Annual Research and Innovation Summit

October 12, 2017 | ldcostin

Comparative Medicine Institute hosted its Annual Research & Innovation Summit on August 29 in the Talley Center Ballroom. The approximately 150 people in attendance were shown CMI’s accomplishments of the past year through talks and...

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The Power of Interdisciplinary Collaborations Leads to Improved Method of Growing Chondrocytes In Vitro

August 17, 2017 | ldcostin

One of the goals of the CMI (and the CMMTR previously) is to link investigators from different fields. As part of these efforts, seed funding was provided to a team of investigators from the Industrial...

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Congratulations to CMI Summer Students

August 9, 2017 | ldcostin

We would like to congratulate all of our summer students that participated in the 16th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 1, 2017.  Seven students from the Translation Genetics and Genomics Program and nine...

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CMI Innovation in Canine Cancer Care – In Support of Andy’s Army

August 8, 2017 | ldcostin

By Dr. Anthony Blikslager The Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program (TPP) organized a CMI event on July 26, 2017, to develop innovative ideas in canine cancer research to be funded by donations from the non-profit organization Andy’s Army.    Andy’s Army’s mission is...

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CMI Funding Leads to Publication for Boss

July 17, 2017 | ldcostin

A 2014-2015 Meeting and Greet Pilot Project, Microenvironmental and Tumor Responses to Partial Irradiation In Vivo, has led to a publication in the journal, Cancer and Pharmacology.  Congratulations to Dr. Keara Boss and her co-authors, MW Dewhirst, RS...

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CMI Sponsors International Comparative Workshop at NC State University

June 6, 2017 | ldcostin

By Dr. Jeff Yoder Comparative immunology is a relatively small, but incredibly diverse field. Groups under this umbrella study pathology, cell biology, biochemistry, genomics, development, the evolution of immune function, and the ecological aspects of...

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CMI Researchers’ Animal Model May Aid in Comparative Knee Studies

June 1, 2017 | janettif

Stephanie G. Cone and Matthew B. Fisher, CMI members from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina, Sean G. Simpson, Jorge A. Piedrahita (CMI Director) from North Carolina State University and Lynn...

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A Word from the Director – May 2017

June 1, 2017 | ldcostin

Less than two years and CMI is now a thriving active community. Each of the four research programs continues to mature and lead exciting new initiatives. Equally important, the increased role and participation by the...

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Thank you Julie Nettifee

June 1, 2017 | ldcostin

The CMI would like to thank Julie Nettifee for all of her hard work and dedication to our organization. Julie started with the CCMTR in February 24, 2014 and was instrumental in helping with all...

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