About the Center for Comparative Medicine
The CCM 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.
Message from the Director
Welcome to the University of California Davis Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM). It is my privilege to be the Director of this unique research and teaching center that exemplifies a strong partnership between the medical and veterinary professions. We are composed of ten core faculty members, each with appointments in five different academic departments of the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, but their offices and laboratories are co-localized within the CCM. Our faculty members encompass an eclectic mix of professional degree disciplines (DVM, MD, and/or PhD), model systems and expertise that facilitate collaborative thinking which creates a diverse training environment for our graduate students. Our collaborative spirit extends far beyond the walls of our Center, with faculty and students interacting in many other programs and centers on campus, as well as nationally and internationally. Our 10 core faculty members have extramurally funded programs that support over 175 research faculty, students and staff. The CCM is a true manifestation of the “One Medicine-One Health” concept in its very best sense.
Stephen J. McSorley, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Director
Center for Comparative Medicine
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616