Professor and Department Chair

(650) 498-5080
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Sherril Green, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Professor and Department Chair, Dr. Green received her D.V.M. from Louisiana State University and completed an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri, and a residency in Large Animal Medicine at the University of Florida.

Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, she was a clinical instructor in Large Animal Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, and subsequently completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Green is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Green’s research focuses on the biology and diseases of the African Clawed frog, Xenopus laevis.

Xenopus are a major, non-mammalian laboratory animal model. They are a hardy, long-lived and fully aquatic amphibian species. Under laboratory conditions, they can lay eggs year around, thus providing researchers with a steady supply of biological material. Xenopus are used to study vertebrate embryology, cellular biology, biomedical-physiology, toxicology and biochemistry. My research focuses on the biology, health and disease of laboratory Xenopus. Stanford undergraduates and veterinary residents participate in Xenopus research projects on topics ranging from infectious disease, parasitology, husbandry and housing, to animal welfare and behavior.

Examining archived Xenopus specimens at the California Academy of Sciences. Pictured from left to right: Stanford Undergraduate Andrea Cowen ('11), Dr. Stephen Felt (Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine), Erica Morgan ('11), Sabrina Wilson ('11) and Sam McNally (graduate student, Vredenburg Lab, SFSU).


Sherril Green, DVM, PhD
Professor and Chair
(650) 498-5080
(650) 498-5085 (fax)