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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. 

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Dr. T.M. Valarmathi Joins Department

    Dr. ValarmathiDr. T.M. Valarmathi joined the department recently coming from the University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Welcome Dr. Valarmathi!

  • Faculty news.

    Dr. Indrani Bagchi

    Dr. Indrani Bagchi is awarded the Penny Severns Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund to investigate the role of estrogen in ovarian tumor formation

  • Fred Kummerow, Department's Oldest Member at 98, on the Cause of Deadly Atherosclerosis

      Fred KummerowDr. Fred Kummerow, CB's oldest department member at 98, recently published a manuscript reviewing his laboratory's findings on atherogenesis in Am J Cardiovascular Disease.