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Comparative Clinical Neuroscience

About Us

Comparative Clinical Neurosciences is based around the clinical management of companion animals with neurological and somatosensory diseases. Faculty with diverse backgrounds work together to manage and treat these conditions in pets using and developing cutting edge diagnostic and treatment platforms. The discoveries made are used in a comparative paradigm to inform the management of the same conditions in humans.

Multiple laboratories and veterinary clinical programs work together to address clinical problems in owned companion animals: pain, itch, spinal cord injury, nervous system tumors, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disease and encephalitis.

At the same time as being at the forefront of the clinical management of these conditions, the teams leverage the information gained from these naturally occurring conditions to inform the management of the same diseases in humans (Comparative Neuroscience). These naturally occurring disease models afford the opportunity of investigating diseases using models that capture the complexity of the genetic, environmental, temporal and physiological influences present in humans.


Current research
There are four research areas, spanning across experimental and clinical neuroscience. We aim to inspire and cultivate researchers and educators at NC State. View the most current and exciting research today.