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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 


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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

  • CB PhD Grads in 2014

    New CB Ph.D.s!

    Several outstanding students received their Ph.D. degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine and participated in the 2014 commencement ceremony.  Congratulations!

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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.

  • Holiday Greetings from Germany

    Holiday Greetings from Germany to all CB faculty,staff, students, and friends!

  • Victory for Dr. Kummerow

    Victory for Dr. Fred Kummerow

  • October Social

    Comparative Biosciences, colleagues, family and friends

    get together for a little after hours socializing.

  • October Update from Germany

    Fergie Time auf DeutschHi everyone, here is the next in the series of blog posts about my experience as a Fulbright faculty fellow in Hannover, Germany.

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    Hallo von Deutschland

    Hi everyone.  This will be the first of periodic blog posts from my Fulbright fellowship experience at the Veterinary University of Hannover in Hannover, Germany.  Duncan

  • 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

  • Good old time at the ballpark

  • Dr. Lavergne in the news

    nameDr. Lavergne in the news.

    Expert Seeks to Expand Knowledge of Adverse Drug Reactions in Pets

  • Happenings in the Das lab


    Dr. Das Happenings in the Das Lab.



  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Kudos to Members of the Flaws Lab Ayelet Ziv-Gal and Zelieann Craig

    Ayelet Ziv-Gal and Zelieann CraigAyelet Ziv-Gal receives SOT travel award and Dr. Zelieann Craig publishes in Biology of Reproduction.

  • MD/PhD Student Maggie Blattner Completes her PhD in the Mahoney Lab

    Maggie Blattner

    Maggie Blattner completed her PhD in the Neuroscience Program under Comparative Biosciences faculty member Dr. Megan Mahoney. Maggie is now  enrolled as  2nd year medical student as part of the Medical Scholars Program at the College of Medicine.

  • 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.

  • Department Holiday Party

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

  • 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.


  • Students, Postdocs, Faculty, and Previous Trainees Participate in Toxicology Open House

     Helen Sable (U of Memphis) and Rupesh Gupta (Proctor and Gamble), previously postdocs in the department, returned to speak at the Open House.


  • Wei Wang in Flaws Lab publishes manuscript in Biology of Reproduction

    Wei WangWei Wang, postdoctoral associate in Jodi Flaws lab has just published a new study in the Biology of Reproduction.

  • Joe Cacioppo in Ko laboratory receives award for research poster

    Joe Cacioppo, DVM/PhD candidate in the laboratory of Dr. CheMyong (Jay) Ko,  presented a poster at the 2012 Illinois Symposium on Reproductive Sciences. Out of 85 poster presentations, Joe's presentation was selected as one of the top five.

  • Student Awards in the Lavergne Lab

    Katrine Metry and Zaidimar Vargas, students in the Lavergne laboratory, win research awards.

  • 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. 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.