The Center for Comparative Medicine’s Mission embraces the concept of “One Medicine” through interdisciplinary comparative medical research, teaching, and model development. Its research mission is to investigate the pathogenesis of human disease, using experimental animal models and naturally occurring animal diseases. CCM research programs facilitate its teaching mission of comparative medical training at the professional, graduate and post-graduate levels. CCM faculty expertise and programs in integrative biology provide animal model development, validation, and collaborative support to the general scientific community.

Latest News 

3D generated illustration of HIV Aids virus cells for medical science background HIV Vaccine Developed Through Centers Collaboration: Moving towards human clinical trials (6/28/2016) - Over the past 6 years, Dr. Peter Barry’s lab at the Center for Comparative Medicine has been collaborating with Dr. Louis Picker and colleagues at the Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) to optimize a novel HIV vaccine.  The vaccine stems directly from research in Dr. Barry’s lab that has focused on the rhesus macaque model […]
NBaumgarth_small Dr. Nicole Baumgarth received 5-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) (6/27/2016) - Congratulations Dr. Baumgarth!  Dr. Nicole Baumgarth just received a five year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) division of NIH to study “Protective Humoral Immunity to Influenza Infection” (R01AI117890).  Antibody-mediated immunity generated by B lymphocytes is important for immune protection from infections. We are investigating a particular type of B […]
murray Murray B. Gardner Junior Faculty Research Fellowship in Infectious Disease, 2016-17 (4/18/2016) - The Junior Faculty Research Fellow in Infectious Disease is in its inaugural year, 2016. The fellowship supports junior faculty performing research in Animal Modeling of Human Diseases with a focus on infectious disease or pathogen-host interactions. The goal of this program is to enable career advancement of junior faculty to the Associate Professor level by […]
NBaumgarth_small Dr. Nicole Baumgarth awarded a Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation research award. (3/17/2016) - Dr. Nicole Baumgarth was recently awarded a Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation research award, “Reversing Borrelia burgdorferi-induced immune suppression with novel immunotherapies”.  A functioning immune system is indispensable for protection from infections and for supporting treatments designed to clear infections and resolve disease symptoms.  Dr. Baumgarth proposes to test their hypothesis that B. burgdoreferi infection […]
260finallogo MBP designated as one of the first UC Davis Campus Research Core Facilities (3/11/2016) - We are happy to announce that the Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is one of the 17 cores selected to receive designation as a UC Davis Campus Research Core Facility under the Research Core Facilities Program.  The mission of the Research Core Facilities Program is to enable researchers at UC Davis to have access to the state-of-the-art technology […]

CCM Seminar Series


“Antibody-dependent memory-like NK cells in cytomegalovirus-infected individuals”

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sungjin Kim, PhD  –  Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis

“Overlooked contributions of macrophages to chronic disease pathogenesis: lessons from nonhuman primate models of AIDS”

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Marcelo Kuroda, MD, PhD  –  Chair and Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University Health Science Center