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Adam Moeser, DVM, PhD

Adam Moeser


Associate Professor of Gastrointestinal Biology and Swine Medicine

Phone: 919.513.0711
Fax: 919.515.3044




2000               B.S.   - University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Veterinary and Animal Sciences)

2001               M.S.   - North Carolina State University (Animal Nutrition)

2006               Ph.D.  -  North Carolina State University (Gastrointestinal Physiology)

2008               D.V.M.  - North Carolina State University

                        Post Doc - University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, School of Medicine (Gastrointestinal Biology), National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 Post Doctoral Fellowship

Honors and Awards

2013             Named NC State University Faculty Scholar

2012             Recipient of the Research Recognition Award by the American Physiological Society (APS) Gastrointestinal Liver Physiology Section.

2011               Recipient of the Bayer Faculty Award for outstanding teaching

2010               Recipient of the Bayer Faculty Award for outstanding teaching

2009               Recipient of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Foundation Elsevier Pilot Research Award


PHY/CBS 764 - Advanced Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology

VMP 916 - Preventive Herd Health and Management I

VMP 934 –Infection and Immunity

VMP 936 - Preventive Herd Health and Management II : Swine nutrition and physical exam

VMP 964 - Swine Medicine (Course coordinator, 3rd year DVM program)

VMP 984 - Swine Health & Production I (4th year DVM program clinical rotations)

CBS 770 – Cell Biology

ANS 330 – Introduction to laboratory Medicine


Stress and Gastrointestinal Biology. Stress is an important trigger in the onset and exacerbation of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases of humans and animals. Despite the well-accepted role of stress in GI disease susceptibility, the underlying pathogenic mechanisms remain poorly understood and thus no definitive curative therapies are available. The long-term goal of my research program is to gain a fundamental understanding of the biological mechanisms by which stress impacts the development and clinical severity of important GI diseases. Specifically, our research is focused on the cellular interactions between stress neuropeptides (Corticotropin releasing factor and the urocortin family) and intestinal mast cells, which is a key signaling axis in the intestinal stress response. We believe that this work could have important implications in the understanding of stress-related gut disorders such as allergy/anaphylaxis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and may facilitate the design of novel preventative and treatment strategies for veterinary and human patients suffering from these disorders.   

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