The Field of Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS) gives its students unique opportunities to pursue research at the number one College of Veterinary Medicine in the country (US News and World Report). Students can choose from among 90+ faculty mentors, including a large cohort of clinicians pursuing translational research. Faculty interests include cancer biology, development, reproductive biology, infectious disease, stem cell biology, and epidemiology. Graduate students include those pursuing Ph.Ds, DVMs seeking Ph.Ds, and dual degree students (combined DVM/Ph.D programs). Students can pursue fundamental questions in basic research, or take advantages of interactions between clinicians and basic scientists to incorporate translational perspectives in their work. Students can choose to study typical model organisms, such as the mouse, or instead study the dog, cow, pig, or horse. As a member of the Biomedical and Biological Sciences program, CBS is part of a vibrant graduate community in the Veterinary College.
CBS is a part of the Biological & Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BBS); applicants should follow the BBS application guidelines. (Please note: CBS requires that two (2) letters of recommendation are submitted for an applicant.)