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Research Management

Resources for faculty members, including help finding funding, research facilities, health and safety, and animal care and use.

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Grant Resources

Postdoc, Graduate, & Undergraduate Training

Funding Opportunities for Grad Students

The Research Office offers a variety of resources for faculty members, including help finding funding, guidance on frequently asked questions, and external resources. The department works closely with the Development Office in identifying unique funding opportunities for your research.

Graduate Student Travel Fund Application

Graduate Funding

Several students recommended by the CBS Committee for admission, will be funded for their first year of graduate training by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies office. After that, their chosen mentor is expected to provide funding for the students stipend, tuition, and health insurance.

Joining the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Faculty

If you are already a member of the CVM, you should contact your department head to discuss becoming a CBS faculty member. If you are a faculty member of another college at the university, you will need to contact Dr. Samuel Jones, the DGP of the CBS program, to discuss your qualifications and expectations of CBS faculty members.

Sam Jones

CBS Committee Members

2016-2017Election at end of 20172017-2018Election at end of 20182018-2019
Dr. Samuel JonesDr. Samuel JonesOpenDr. Samuel Jones
Dr. Phillip SannesDr. Phillip SannesOpenDr. Natasha Olby
Dr. Sue TonkonogyopenDr. Sue TonkonogyDr. Sue Tonkonogy
Dr. Fred FulleropenDr. Fred FullerDr. Fred Fuller
not yet createdopenDr. Troy GhashghaeiDr. Troy Ghashghaei
Dr. Keith LinderDr. Keith LinderOpenDr. Keith Linder
Dr. Ronald BaynesDr. Ronald BaynesOpenDr. Ronald Baynes
Dr. Sid ThakurDr. Sid ThakurOpenDr. Cristina Lanzas
Caroline JohnsonAlix BerglundLaura Minnima
Alix BerglundopenLaura MinnemaOpenJosh Wheeler
Katie SapkoKatie SapkoKatie Sapko
Jeff YoderJeff YoderOpenDr. Jeff Yoder
Troy GhashghaeiopenDr. John GadsbyDr. John Gadsby

If you are interested in joining, please contact Dr. Sam Jones


Human Resources Understanding Your Benefits

The CVM Postdoc Association meets monthly to discuss professional development topics geared to help postdocs start a productive career of their choice.

If interested in learning more, you can reach out to the association’s head Matt Foley (

Undergraduate Researchers in the Labs


Each semester, dozens of undergraduate students express interest in gaining experience working in a research lab. The process of placing a student starts with an applciation, where the undergraduate provides information on their research area of interest, schedule, and past experience. In order to qualify for a lab placement, the student must: possess a GPA of 3.35 or above; be sophomore standing or higher; and have a schedule that will permit them to be in the lab an adequate amount of time per week.

This information is then used to identify potential lab opportunities. If the investigator has the time and space for a student, we will connect them with the interested student. Both parties can then meet and discuss the potential placement, and if it seems like a good fit then we can start the process of bringing the student on board.

The student will need to fill out a safety form and will require a badge for the research building. If they are not an NCSU student, they will need to complete a background check. NCSU students are able to receive credit for their time in the lab. They can receive one credit hour for every five hours they work a week, but cannot receive more than three credits.

If you are interested in having an undergraduate student in your lab, please let CVM Research Office ( know.

Undergraduate Research Application All undergraduate students interested in working in a research setting must fill out an application. This application will be used to place them in a corresponding lab. If any undergraduate students inquire into a lab placement directly with you, please direct them to this application.

Funding Opportunities for grad students

Undergraduate Research Program Orientation

Undergraduate Research Program Information Sheet for Faculty

Information for Minors in the Lab

Research Toolbox

Faculty Resources Organizational Chart

Grant Writing Mentoring

  • Federal & Foundation Grant Reviews
    • If you would like assistance from an experienced grant reviewer with your foundation and federal grants, please share your proposal information in the link
    • For Federal grants – At least 10 -12 weeks in advance of due date, please upload drafts of your specific aims (or comparable documents for NSF, DOD, NIJ, USDA, or other federal agencies. For Foundations – At least 3-4 weeks in advance please upload any drafts

Budget Templates

Biostatistical Assistance

Statistical consulting services are provided by James Robertson. This service is provided by the college with no additional cost for the users. Services can be utilized at any point in the research process, from planning and designing a study to analyzing and interpreting the data for publication. It’s never too early to get in touch, so please don’t hesitate! If you have any questions or your schedule doesn’t accommodate the offered times, reach out at

Industry Partnership Tools

Lab Safety

Working with Minors


Monthly small group discussions – If you would like to be included, email CVM Research Office (

Research Employee Departure Exit Process

Please complete when an employee from your section or under your supervision departs, for the purpose of removing security clearances.

Research Staff Toolbox

Lab Safety

Educational Opportunities

Continuing Education Course Notes

Financial assistance may be available through the Office of Research for these courses:

Leadership Opportunities

Staff Liaisons to the Office of Research

Members of Staff Liaisons to the Office of ResearchThe following staff members have volunteered to communicate with the Office of Research on behalf of the Research Staff. If you ever have suggestions or questions, please feel free to reach out to them.

Are you a research staff member affiliated with the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine?  Interested in getting information about meetings, lunch-and-learns, and other general updates?  Join our research staff exclusive email listserv,

Have a question for the Research Staff Liaisons, or need to request to join the research staff email listserv?  Email us at

Research Employee Departure Exit Process

Please complete when an employee from your section or under your supervision departs, for the purpose of removing security clearances.

Research Connections

Faculty members conduct research focused on one or more disciplines. Click on the individual disciplines to learn more, which includes: Biological BarriersGastroenterologyGeneticsImmunologyInfectious DiseaseNeurobiologyPharmacologyRegenerative MedicineSpontaneous Animal Disease Models.

Research Videos

Through research and collaboration, faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine are continually exploring new fields of study and making breakthroughs in ones thought to be understood. By securing grant funding though both industry and government, our faculty are able to investigate challenges and opportunities in animal and human health. You can keep up to date with the research our faculty are involved with through these videos, which feature specific faculty members discussing their research activities and award recognitions. Below is our dedicated Youtube channel where you can find videos highlighting the great work of our faculty and students at the CVM.”

NC State CVM Research Connections

Research Staff Highlights

Environmental Health and Safety

NC State requires that all labs must have a safety plan in place before any laboratory processes are done. Additionally, all PI’s and lab techs at the College must fill out the medical surveillance form to process a request for animal use through Lab Animal Resources. Anyone involved in the grant that will be treating or handling the animals without supervision must go through IACUC training before an IACUC number will be issued for the grant. Principal Investigators/Supervisors must review and comply with the safety checklist to ensure proper training and safety in their laboratories. NC State’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides educational, technical, advisory, and operational support to all University research Facilities.

Animal Care Program

The use of laboratory animals is carefully regulated by NC State University. Along with EH&S, NCSU’s animal care program includes Laboratory Animal Resources (LAR) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). These two branches of the animal care program oversee animals used in biomedical, agricultural and veterinary teaching and research endeavors.