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  • Adjunct Departmental Faculty at Animal Poison Control Center Conduct Study of "Natural" Flea Products

    Safdar Khan

    Comparative Biosciences adjunct faculty member Dr. Safdar Khan was senior author on a retrospective study examining adverse reactions from natural flea products.


  • Barbara Vanderhyden is Billie Field Lecturer

    Barbara VanderhydenBarbara Vanderhyden, Ph.D., of the University of Ottawa spoke on April 10 as  the Billie Field speaker in reproductive biology. 

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    Dan McDougle Receives Am Heart Assoc Pre-doctoral Fellowship

    Congratulations to Mr. Daniel McDougle, MD/PhD candidate and CB graduate student in Das Lab who has been awarded the prestigious and highly competitive American Heart Association (AHA) predoctoral Fellowship

  • Department Holiday Party

    On December 13, the department celebrated with its traditional holiday party!

  • Dr. Berry's Research Highlighted in Stem Cells Translational Medicine

    Suzanne Berry-MillerComparative Biosciences faculty member Suzanne Berry-Miller published research in Stem Cells Translational Medicine detailing the use of stem cells to prevent the onset of dilated cardiomyopathy, a terminal condition in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, in animal models for the disease.

  • Dr. Indrani C. Bagchi Holds Field Chair in Reproductive Biology

    Dr. Indrani C. BagchiOn Friday, September 21, the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine invested Indrani C. Bagchi, professor of comparative biosciences, as the next holder of the Field Chair in Reproductive Biology.

    The work of Dr. Indrani Bagchi significantly informs and advances the field of reproductive biology, both by elucidating the hormonal mechanisms regulating female fertility and by putting basic insights to practical use in novel contraceptives. Spanning basic and applied investigations, her laboratory exemplifies the University's mission to excel in translational biomedical research.


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    Dr. Kummerow's Centennial and NPR Report

    On April 23, 2014, the Dept. of Comparative Biosciences and College of Veterinary Medicine celebrated Dr. Fred Kummerow's centennial year with a symposium in his honor.  Subsequently, NPR's Here and Now program interviewed Fred about his long struggle to get out the word about the adverse effects of trans fats in the diet.  See the centennial photos and hear the NPR piece.

  • Dr. Lavergne in the news

    nameDr. Lavergne in the news.

    Expert Seeks to Expand Knowledge of Adverse Drug Reactions in Pets

  • Dr. Melissa Clark passes certification boards of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology

    Dr. Melissa Clark , Department of Comparative Biosciences, passed the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Board Certifying Exam and will continue on to complete her Ph.D. in Pharmacology after three years in the Clinical Pharmacology Residency Program.

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    Dr. Quanxi Li receives NIEHS Grant Award

    Dr. Quanxi Li has been awarded an NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) from NIEHS