Comparative Medicine Faculty

Susan E. Appt, DVM -Teaching Interests: Animal models for women’s health, Laboratory animal diseases, Nutrition. Research interests: Postmenopausal and perimenopausal women’s health, role of female reproductive hormones in disease risk, effect of obesity on reproductive function, atherosclerosis of females, nutrition, diabetes. -  Faculty Profile  /  Lab Page

David L. Caudell, DVM PhD - Research Interests: Biotechnology, Cell Growth, Differentiation, Cross(mult/tnslat/inter)Discip, Drugs/Therapeutic Agents Pharm, Engineering/Bioengineering, Growth & Development, Health Services, Research/Outc, Hormones/Cytokines/Signalling, Immunology/Allergy/Inflammatio, Instrument Development, Metabolism, Model Development, Vascular Diseases, Women's Health Issues  - Faculty Profile

J. Mark Cline, DVM PhD - Teaching Interests: Veterinary and Comparative Pathology, Tumor Biology; Research Interests: Carcinogenesis, Immunohistochemistry, Comparative Pathology, Hormonally Induced Changes in Mammary Gland and Endometrium, Women's Health,  Tumor Hypoxia; Clinical Interests: Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology - Comparative Medicine Section Head,  Center for Comparative Medicine Research; Director - Pre- and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Comparative Medicine -  Faculty Profile  / Lab Page

Zheng Cui, MD PhD - Teaching and Research Interests: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Lipid Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, and Cancer Immunology - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Greg Dugan, DVM - Clinical Interests: Nonhuman Primate Medicine, Laboratory animal diseases, Imaging techniques. Research Interests - Animals Models of Human Disease.

Purnima Dubey, PhD - Director, Cell and Viral Vector Core Laboratory; Research Interests: Mechanisms of Anti-Tumor Immunity - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Melaney K. Gee, DVM - Clinical Interests: Primate Medicine; Imaging Techniques - Assistant Director, Animal Resources Program- Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Christopher Jerome, BVetMed, PhD - Research Interests: Animal models of bone disease, bone histomorphometry - Associate Vice President, Wake Forest Innovations - Center for Industry Research CollaborationFaculty Profile

Matthew J. Jorgensen, PhD - Teaching Interests: Comparative Psychology, Research Methods, Statistics, Introductory Psychology Research Interests: Primatology, Behavioral Genetics, Psychopharmacology, Cognition - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Jay R. Kaplan, PhD - Teaching Interests: Primate Biology and Behavior, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, Medical Anthropology, Human Behavioral Evolution; Research Interests: Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, Neurobiology, Women's Health, Primate Biology and Behavior, Evolutionary Pyschology, Nutrition and Behavior, Darwinian Medicine, Primate Genetics - Director, Center for Comparative Medicine Research - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Kylie Kavanagh, DVM - Research Interests: Nutrition, obesity and insulin sensitivity; mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in diabetes and the role of heat shock proteins in diabetic complications; lipid metabolism; Clinical Interests: Nutrition and health - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Nancy D. Kock, DVM PhD - Research Interests: Animal Models of Infectious Disease - Director, Veterinary Pathology Residency - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Cynthia J. Lees, DVM PhD - Teaching Interests: Bone Pathophysiology, Osteoporosis, Hormone Replacement Drugs, Nonhuman Primate Models of Bone Research; Research Interests: Effects of Pregnancy and Lactation on Primate Bone, Osteoporosis in Primate Models; Clinical Interests: Osteopathology - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Giselle C. Melendez, MD - Research Interests: Cardiovascular Medicine, Translational Research; Myocardial Remodeling and Fibrosis, Cardiomyopathy Induced by Cancer Therapy, Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Failure, Non-Human Primate Models of Heart Failure, Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (Cardiac Function, Structure and Tissue Characterization); Vascular Biology and Function, Hypertension, Atherosclerosis. Clinical Interests: Cardio-Oncology, Heart Failure. Faculty Profile

Thomas C. Register, PhD - Teaching Interests: Inflammation and Disease, Imaging Applications in Translational Research; Atherosclerosis; Osteoporosis; Physiologic and Pathologic Calcification, Arterial Connective Tissue Metabolism; Research Interests: Aging; Endocrine and Nutritional Effects on Inflammation and Health; Cardiovascular Disease, Osteoporosis, Molecular Mechanisms of Regulation of Arterial and Bone Metabolism, Steroid Hormones and Hormone Receptors in Health and Disease, Molecular Genetics and Genomics - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Carol A. Shively, PhD - Teaching Interests: Comparative Psychology, Primate Psychology, Psychobiology; Research Interests: Social Stress and Disease Susceptibility - Faculty Profile / Lab Page

Richard W. Young, DVM - Director, Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Director, Animal Resources Program, All Campuses - Faculty Profile


Michael R. Adams, DVM (Professor Emeritus) - Teaching Interests: Arteriosclerosis, Comparative Medicine, Medical Primatology; Research Interests: Pathogenesis of Arteriosclerosis, Hormonal Effects on Arteriosclerosis, Cardiovascular Disease in Females, Nutrition, Molecular Genetics; Clinical Interests: Nonhuman Primate Medicine and Reproductive Function -  Lab Page

Janice D. Wagner, DVM PhD (Professor Emeritus) - Teaching Interests: Laboratory Animal Medicine, Animal Models of Human Disease, Comparative Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular Disease; Research Interests: Comparative Atherosclerosis, Diabetes Mellitus in Monkeys, Animal Models of Human Disease, Women's Health, Cardiovascular Disease; Clinical Interests: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Nonhuman Primate Medicine - Vice President and Senior Associate Dean for Research, Director, Nonhuman Primate Clinical Residency - Lab Page


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Comparative Medicine
Mark Cline, DVM, PhD, DACVP
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