Comparative Medicine

The Comparative Approach to Research and Discovery

The concept of “One medicine, one health” is based upon a fundamental idea: advances in both human and veterinary medicine are dependent on overlapping technologies and research discoveries. This is the essence of Comparative Medicine-- the study of the close connections between human and animal health and disease.

The faculty in the Department of Comparative Medicine are basic researchers or veterinary clinician scientists, all working toward one health. Basic scientist faculty use animal models of epilepsy, neuronal reorganization and recovery after injury, and cortical neuronal circuitry to study physiological and patho-physiological processes. The veterinary clinical faculty in the Department of Comparative Medicine research interests focus on topics pertaining to laboratory animal and wildlife health, and on animal models of human disease. The species studied are diverse, ranging from rodents to the African Clawed frog.

See the faculty's abstracts by clicking on their image

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