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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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 […]
Jay V. Solnick Jay V. Solnick, MD, PhD, Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (3/8/2016) - Dr. Jay V. Solnick was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. This award is conferred by the American Society for Microbiology and election to this Academy recognizes scientists for having made “outstanding contributions to the field of Microbiology”. Congratulations Dr. Solnick!

CCM Seminar Series

Seminar

“An unexpected role for CD4 T cells in natural IgM secretion”

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hannah Savage, Graduate Student, Graduate Group in Immunology, Department of Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis

“Primary Cytomegalovirus Infection Changes Dynamics of Circulating B-Cell Subsets and Induces A Sustained Expansion of Virus-Specific Memory B”

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

William Chang, Associate Project Scientist, Department of Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis