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Comparative Medicine

Chair: Linda C. Cork

Professor: Linda C. Cork, Donna Bouley, Sherril Green

Associate Professors: Paul Buckmaster, Corinna Darian-Smith, Shaul Hestrin

Assistant Professors: Stephen Felt, Claude Nagamine

Department Offices: Edwards Building, Room R321

Mail Code: 94305-5342

Phone: (650) 498-5080

Web Site:

Courses offered by the Department of Comparative Medicine have the subject code COMPMED, and are listed in the "Comparative Medicine [COMPMED] Courses" section of this bulletin.

The Department of Comparative Medicine is a clinical department that offers residency training in laboratory animal medicine for veterinarians, although it does not offer degrees. Its faculty offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and participate in teaching in other departments. Both clinical faculty members, who are specialists in a veterinary medical specialty, and basic science faculty also accept students to participate in ongoing research projects within the department and assist students with special research projects.

The discipline of Comparative Medicine use the differences and similarities among species to understand biologic and disease mechanisms. It incorporates spontaneous or induced disease models as one of several approaches to research. The research interests of faculty are in neuroscience, infectious diseases, neuropathology, cancer, and molecular genetics.

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