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Summer 2017

Oct 12, 2017

CMI Annual Research and Innovation Summit

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 poster presentations. The day began with a poster competition with 30 posters lining the ballroom, all representing projects that had… 

Aug 17, 2017

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

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 and System Engineering (COE) and the Molecular Biomedical Sciences (CVM) departments. The team brought together a PhD student, Dr. Sehwon… 

Aug 9, 2017

Congratulations to CMI Summer Students

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 students from the Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative. Hochstetler, Amber & Joisa, Chinmaya – Engineering Multi-Scale Materials to Optimize Wound Healing… 

Aug 8, 2017

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

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 to promote Wellness Awareness and Research (WAR) for canine cancer.  Fifteen CMI members came to hear some opening remarks by… 

Jul 17, 2017

CMI Funding Leads to Publication for Boss

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 Sampaio, A Bennett, A Tovmasyan, KG Berman, AW Beaven, DA Rizzieri, I Batinic-Haberle,  ML Hauck and I Spasojevic.  Potential for a novel… 

Jun 6, 2017

CMI Sponsors International Comparative Workshop at NC State University

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 disease, using models that range from C. elegans to mammals. The North American Comparative Immunology Workshops are designed to be small and…