'Saving Lives Through Discovery' Explored at Open House
The Open House at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine features an opportunity to learn about significant CVM research advancements through special exhibits and talking with attending research scientists, graduate students, and laboratory staff members.
Free and open to the public, Open House 2014 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 on the College of Veterinary Medicine's Centennial Biomedical Campus.
"Saving Lives Through Discovery" highlights several translational research investigations being conducted through the NC State Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research that benefit people as well as animals. Developed to be of interest to the entire family, the interactive research displays will include microscopes, objects to handle, and short videos. Topics include:
Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells
- "Building Bionic Dogs" with Drs. Denis Marcellin-Little and Ola Harrison;
- "Growing Hearts and Bones in a Dish" with Drs. Ke Chang, Elizabeth Loboa, and Jorge Piedrahita
Infectious Diseases and Clinical Studies Core
- "Yard Monsters: Invisible Parasites" with Drs. Sid Thakur and Ricardo Maggi;
- "How Do We Know a New Drug Works" with Dr. Thierry Olivry and Janet Brogan.
Clinical Genomics and Neurobiology
- "Animal Planet Meets CSI" with Drs. Natasha Olby and Matthew Breen;
- "Brain Cells in Motion" with Dr. Troy Ghasghaei.