Courses Offered Every Quarter

COMPMED 198: Undergraduate Directed Reading in Comparative Medicine

Units: 1-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

Instructors: Albertelli, M. (PI) ; Bouley, D. (PI) ; Buckmaster, P. (PI) ; Darian-Smith, C. (PI) ; Felt, S. (PI) ; Garner, J. (PI) ; Green, S. (PI) ; Hestrin, S. (PI); Nagamine, C. (PI) ; Pacharinsak, C. (PI)

May be taken as a prelude to research and may also involve participation in a lab or research group seminar and/or library research.

COMPMED 199: Undergraduate Research

Units: 1-3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

Instructors: Albertelli, M. (PI) ; Bouley, D. (PI) ; Buckmaster, P. (PI) ; Darian-Smith, C. (PI) ; Felt, S. (PI) ; Garner, J. (PI) ; Green, S. (PI) ; Hestrin, S. (PI) ; Nagamine, C. (PI) ; Pacharinsak, C. (PI)

Investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

COMPMED 200: Comparative Medicine Seminar and One Health Journal Club

Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

Instructor:  Shaul Hestrin, PhD
Location, Day, TimeE.D. Stone Edwards Bldg R358 | Mon 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM  

Focus is on animal modeling and translational research that examines animal and human diseases. Teaches critical reading of scientific papers and presentation skills. Participants report on recent scientific articles and provide updates on their own research projects. Enrollment limited to undergraduate and graduate students currently matriculated or planning to enroll in the MS in Laboratory Animal Science degree program.

Shaul Hestrin, PhD Professor,received his Ph.D. degree in Physiology from University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Hestrin held faculty appointments at University of California, San Francisco and University of Tennessee, Memphis. The main interest of Dr. Hestrin is to understand how the properties of neocortical neurons, the circuits they form and the inputs they receive give rise to neuronal activity and behavior. His approach includes behavioral studies, in vivo imaging and in vivo whole cell recording in behaving animals and optogenetic methods to activate cortical neurons as well as cortical afferents.

COMPMED 209: Laboratory Animal Medicine Seminar

Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

Instructor:  Stephen Felt, DVM, MPH
Location, Day, TimeE.D. Stone Edwards Bldg R358 | Tues 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Focuses on husbandry, care and diseases of laboratory animal species; experimental techniques; statistics; factors that influence animal research and behavior. Course content is divided into seminars over a two-year period. Department consent required for enrollment. May be repeated for credit.

Stephen Felt, DVM, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine, School of Medicine. In his position, he performs clinical veterinary care, biomedical research and teaching. Prior to arriving at Stanford, he was stationed overseas as a US Army Veterinary Corps Officer and participated in a variety of disease outbreak investigations on the Asian and African Continents and served as a veterinary consultant to the World Health Organization. Dr. Felt earned his D.V.M. from the University of Wisconsin and his M.P.H. from the Uniformed Services University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a Diplomate of the American College Laboratory Animal Medicine.

COMPMED 299: Directed Reading in Comparative Medicine

Units: 1-18 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

Instructors: Albertelli, M. (PI) ; Bouley, D. (PI) ; Buckmaster, P. (PI) ; Darian-Smith, C. (PI) ; Felt, S. (PI) ; Garner, J. (PI) ; Green, S. (PI) ; Hestrin, S. (PI) ; Nagamine, C. (PI) ; Pacharinsak, C. (PI)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

COMPMED 370: Medical Scholars Research

COMPMED Units: 4-18 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical School MD Grades

Instructors: Albertelli, M. (PI) ; Bouley, D. (PI) ; Buckmaster, P. (PI) ; Darian-Smith, C. (PI) ; Felt, S. (PI) ; Garner, J. (PI) ; Green, S. (PI) ; Hestrin, S. (PI) ; Nagamine, C. (PI) ; Pacharinsak, C. (PI)

Provides an opportunity for student and faculty interaction, as well as academic credit and financial support, to medical students who undertake original research. Enrollment is limited to students with approved projects.

COMPMED 399: Graduate Research

Units: 1-18 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

Instructors: Albertelli, M. (PI) ; Bouley, D. (PI) ; Buckmaster, P. (PI) ; Darian-Smith, C. (PI) ; Felt, S. (PI) ; Garner, J. (PI) ; Green, S. (PI) ; Hestrin, S. (PI) Nagamine, C. (PI) ; Pacharinsak, C. (PI)

Investigations sponsored by individual faculty members.Opportunities are available in comparative medicine and pathology, immuno-histochemistry, electron microscopy, molecular genetics, quantitative morphometry, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of the hippocampus, pathogenesis of intestinal infections, immunopathology, biology of laboratory rodents, anesthesiology of laboratory animals, gene therapy of animal models of neurodegenerative diseases, and development and characterization of transgenic animal models. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.