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 13 UC Davis Discoveries That Changed Our World (1/26/2016) - Our very own Dr. Murray B. Gardner was one of the researchers mentioned in the article “13 UC Davis Discoveries That Changed Our World” listed as no. 8 under Biomedical Sciences and Medicine section. Murray Gardner and his colleagues in the Medical and Veterinary Schools were able to isolate the retroviruses that caused fatal immunodeficiency […]
barry, peter Peter A. Barry, Elected AAAS Fellow (11/30/2015) - It is a great pleasure to announce to everyone that Peter Barry has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is a major honor since it represents a recognition from the scientific community of significant advances made by an individual in their scientific career to date. This particular […]
260finallogo CRISPR Based Genome Editing Service (8/31/2015) - The UC Davis Mouse Biology Program (MBP) is happy to announce CRISPR-based genome editing (InDel, Exon Deletion [ExDel]) in murine embryonic stem (ES) cells and zygotes as a service for the academic scientific community.
NBaumgarth_small The Search for Persisters (8/13/2015) - Dr. Nicole Baumgarth was quoted in an article, “The Search for Persisters: Lyme disease–causing bacteria can outmaneuver antibiotics in vitro and manipulate the mouse immune system”, which was recently published by “TheScientist”.   The article discusses her research findings published in PLOS Pathogens.  Dr. Baumgarth’s research program investigates basic immunological mechanisms that regulate and control immunity […]

CCM Seminar Series


“Lymphatic Dissemination of Simian Immunodeficiency Virus after Penile Inoculation”

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christopher Miller, PhD – Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, California National Primate Research Center & Center for Comparative Medicine

“Macrophage damage by SIV promotes TB reactivation in the TB/SIV rhesus co-infection model”

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Marcelo Kuroda, PhD – Assistant Professor, Division of Immunology, Tulane National Primate Research Cente

“Worms and lessons learned: An unexpected bifurcation in type-2 immunity and allergic inflammation”

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

R. Lee Reinhardt, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, Duke University Medical Center