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.
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 […] Lyme Research Alliance, Inc. Award (9/18/2014) - The Lyme Research Alliance, Inc. recently awarded Dr. Nicole Baumgarth a grant to study “Host Defense Against Borrelia burgdorferi Infection”. The proposed project is concerned with identifying CD4 T cell epitopes on three antigens of Borrelia burgdorferi, that they showed previously to give strong T-dependent IgG responses after infection of C57BL/6 mice with B. burgdorferi. Our studies could explain […] The Untold Dangers of Lyme Disease (9/15/2014) - Dr. Nicole Baumgarth was recently quoted in a recent article in Women’s Health magazine on “The Untold Dangers of Lyme Disease”. She described what happened once the Lyme bacteria enters the body . She said “it does something weird: It heads straight for your lymph nodes, says Nicole Baumgarth, Ph.D., of the University of California at […]