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Feb 5, 2024

Ashley Brown Appointed Co-Director of CMI

The Comparative Medicine Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Ashley Brown, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the NC State/UNC Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed as co-director, alongside Dr. Jorge Piedrahita.  Dr. Brown’s research focuses on developing novel soft materials for a variety of biomedical applications including wound healing, hemostasis, and… 

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… 

Jun 7, 2022

CMI to Sponsor Interdisciplinary Ideation Event

The CMI, together with the Data Science Academy, the Genetics & Genomics Academy, and the Integrative Sciences Initiative, is hosting “Think, Collaborate & DO: A CMI Ideation Event” on Friday, June 17th from 12:00-5:00 p.m. at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center. This innovative event brings researchers together from all across campus to craft interdisciplinary… 

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…