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Thomas L. Cherpes, DVM, MD
Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Directs an infectious disease laboratory that performs basic, translational, and clinical research. Laboratory has particular focus on:
1) relationship between exogenous sex steroids on susceptibility to microbial pathogens
2) role of Type 2 immunity in Chlamydia infection
3) developing cellular immunotherapies to combat infectious disease and cancer
Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine - Veterinary Service Center
Current Role at Stanford Oversee day to day operations in rodent and aquatic animal health programs including clinical medicine, health surveillance, import / export affairs, and strategic planning spreading across over a dozen facilities on and off campus. Supervise personnel engaged in rodent health surveillance enterprise. Administer appropriate veterinary care to all animals in AAALAC accredited Stanford research colonies and make critical health care decisions in a wide variety of situations. Perform veterinary care physical exams, diagnostic work-ups, medical or surgical treatment, and/or euthanasia, for all species found in the research colony populations. Ensure accuracy of clinical records in compliance with state and federal regulations. Provide veterinary care in the areas of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care of research animals. Participate in clinical and didactic training of residents (ACLAM sanctioned), externs, and visiting veterinary students. Provide assessments of animals prior to intrastate, interstate, and international shipments, including physical examination, review of colony history, and pertinent diagnostic tests. Review animal use proposals for the IACUC and coordinate the monitoring of approved research projects. Supervise and training for Animal Care Assistants, Veterinary Technicians, or lower-level Veterinarians as appropriate.
Linda C. Cork, DVM, PhD
Professor of Comparative Medicine, Emerita
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Dr. Linda Cork is Professor Emerita and former department chair. Her research focused on the identification and characterization of animal models of human neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Cork no longer accepts students for mentoring.