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.

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NIH_logo K.C. Kent Lloyd, DVM, PhD Awarded MMRRC Competitive Renewal (3/2/2015) - Dr. K.C. Kent Lloyd was recently awarded a five year, $6.5 million, competitive renewal of the NIH Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center (MMRRC) grant, U42OD012210.   The MMRRC National Consortium serves a primary role in ensuring that valuable mouse models of human disease, development, and behavioral abnormalities created in research laboratories are shared broadly among the biomedical […]
pfizer_proc_pos Peter A. Barry, PhD Awarded a New $1.2 Million Dollar Pfizer Contract (2/27/2015) - Dr. Peter A. Barry, PhD was recently awarded a new $1.2 million dollar Pfizer contract to work on the “Immunogenicity of hCMV recombinant gB and pentameric complex proteins in rhCMV-seronegative rhesus macaques at UC Davis”.  For more information on Dr. Barry’s research please visit his research site at
barry, peter Peter A. Barry, PhD Comments on Scientific American Story (2/18/2015) - Peter A. Barry, PhD was recently quoted in a Scientific American Story, “Your Immune System is Made, Not Born” which offers new insight into the the creation of our immune system.   Dr. Barry’s research program studies cytomegalovirus at the Center for Comparative Medicine.
mcsorley, stephen Stephen J. McSorley, PhD Elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology (2/18/2015) - Stephen J. McSorley, PhD, was elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.  The Academy, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes excellence, originality, and leadership in the the microbiological sciences.  Congratulations Dr. McSorley!
services_medical_services Center for Comparative Medicine Former Trainees on the Frontline of the Ebola Outbreak (9/24/2014) - Former Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) trainees Kim Dodd, DVM, PhD and Brian Bird, DVM, PhD are on the front lines with the CDC in Sierra Leone battling the largest Ebola outbreak since the deadly virus was identified in 1976.  Kim Dodd participated on the federally funded NIH training grant “Year-Long Exposure to Advanced Research […]

CCM Seminar Series


“Development of CMV TLR5-Adjuvanted Lentiviral Vaccine”

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jesse Deere, Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis