Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences


Students analyze research dataThe MSU CVM Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences faculty and staff represent the basic scientific disciplines required for education of veterinarians, including anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry/molecular biology, digital biology (proteomics and genomics), immunology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, virology, food safety and biostatistics.

The Department is involved in the management and delivery of the first year of the veterinary curriculum, and members of the department play key roles in a program designed to provide veterinary students with a high-quality research experience in the summer. In addition, faculty in the department are actively involved in providing classes and training activities for graduate and post-doctoral students.

Meet Our Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences Faculty

Contact Information & Faculty

Robert W. Wills, PhD
Head, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Phone: 662-325-1130

Fax: 662-325-1650

Mrs. Gail Bishop
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 662-325-1130
Fax: 662-325-1650

Comparative Biomedical Sciences Faculty

Digital Biology (Proteomics, Genomics, Systems Biology and Gene Ontology)

  • Karsi, Attila
  • Lawrence, Mark
  • Nanduri, Bindu

Infectious Diseases and Immunology

  • Abdelhamed, Hossam
  • Hanson, Larry
  • Kaplan, Barb
  • Karsi, Attila
  • Keun Seok Seo
  • Lawrence, Mark
  • Park, Joo Youn
  • Petrie-Hanson, Lora
  • Pharr, Todd
  • Pinchuk, Lesya
  • Rosser, Graham
  • Pruett, Stephen
  • Wang, Chinling
  • Neuroscience
  • Carr, Russell
  • Chambers, Jan

Toxicology and Pharmacology

  • Carr, Russell
  • Chambers, Jan
  • Coyne, Cody
  • Howell, George
  • Kaplan, Barb
  • Pruett, Stephen
  • Ross, Matthew

Adjunct Professors

  • Baumgartner, Wes
  • Bohach, Greg
  • Cunningham, Fred
  • Donaldson, Janet
  • King, Tommy
  • Paddock, Christopher
  • Park, Yong Ho
  • Peebles, David
  • Swiatlo, Edwin
  • Waldbeiser, Geoff
  • Wan, Henry

Emeritus Professors

  • Ainsworth, Gerald