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Aug 30, 2022

Announcing the 2022 Ideation Awardees

Faculty Awards Defining the role of TRPV1 neurons as regulators of radiosensitivity in head and neck cancer PIs: Santosh Mishra & Michael Nolan Funded by CMI A Canine Cancer Moonshot: Belka and Strelka for Canine CAR T Cells PIs: Yevgeny Brudno & Christopher Mariani Funded by CMI & GGA with CATALYZE entrepreneurial supplement A Multimodal… 

Apr 29, 2021

Brudno receives $2.8 million from NCI to fund CAR-T advancements

Yevgeny Brudno, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and member of the Chemistry of Life Program and Functional Tissue Engineering Group within the Comparative Medicine Institute has received a 7-year, $2.8 million R37 grant from NCI entitled “Biomaterial Scaffolds for Ex-Vivo and In-Situ CAR-T Cell Production”. CAR-T cell therapy drafts a patient’s own cells to target and kill tumors. This therapy combines… 

Apr 21, 2021

New Macrolactone Database Could Aid Drug Discovery, Research

By Tracey Peake Researchers from North Carolina State University and Collaborations Pharmaceuticals have created a free-to-use database of 14,000 known macrolactones – large molecules used in drug development – which contains information about the molecular characteristics, chemical diversity and biological activities of this structural class. The database, called MacrolactoneDB, fills a knowledge gap concerning these molecules… 

Oct 27, 2020

CMI Center for Advanced Virus Experimentation (CAVE) Launches

The Comparative Medicine Institute TPP and EID programs are pleased to announce the formation of CAVE, the CMI Center for Advanced Virus Experimentation. CAVE has been founded by an interdisciplinary, intercollege group of investigators including Drs. Frank Scholle (director), Laster, Pierce, and Ghiladi from COS, Drs. Crisci, Fogle, and Kaeser from CVM, Dr. Lila from… 

Mar 17, 2020


The Functional Tissue Engineering Program held a Cross-disciplinary Research Initiative Funding (CRIF) meeting on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM in College of Veterinary Medicine Research Building RB 101.   The intent of the CRIF program was to stimulate new cross-disciplinary ideas with significant potential to strengthen and expand NC State’s expertise and leadership in tissue engineering and… 

Nov 25, 2019

CFAMP Hosts Dr. Harry Dawson

The Center for Allergy Modeling in Pigs (CFAMP), the newly formed center under the Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program of the CMI, hosted a seminar with Dr. Harry Dawson on November 19, 2019 in the RB101 CVM Research Building.  Dr. Dawson in a Senior Scientist in the Diet, Genomics and Immunology Laboratory of the United…