The Master’s Program in Comparative Medicine is intended to provide graduate research training specifically for individuals holding the DVM degree. Our commitment to pre- and post-doctoral education and training in the areas of comparative medicine and molecular and cellular pathobiology is integral to our mission. This mission is facilitated by the unique nature of our animal facilities and our faculty's expertise in working with animal models.

The program provides master’s degree candidates the opportunity to conduct research on a variety of key topics within the field.

Major research interests include:

  • Aging and Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Behavioral biology such as depression and anxiety
  • Cancer biology and risk assessment
  • Cardiovascular disease and lipid metabolism
  • Comparative pathology
  • Diabetes and obesity
  • Nutrition
  • Substance abuse
  • Women's health/reproductive medicine