Faculty

The Section of Comparative Medicine is a multidisciplinary faculty of veterinarians, physicians and scientists using cutting edge laboratory and clinical investigation to understand and treat disease.

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Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD

Chair

Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neuroscience and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Chair, Section of Comparative Medicine

Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

Research Interests

Neuroendocrinology; Obesity; Physiology

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James Macy, Jr, DVM

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

Professor of Comparative Medicine

Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Comparative Medicine

Attending Veterinarian

Director, Yale Animal Resources Center

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Jennifer Asher, DVM

Associate Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine

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Carmen Booth, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine

Co-director, Mouse Phenotyping Service

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Janet Brandsma, PhD

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Comparative Medicine

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Susan Compton, PhD

Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine

Director, Molecular, Serological and Virological Diagnostics

Research Interests

Animal Diseases; Bacterial Infections and Mycoses; Rodent Diseases; Virus Diseases; Zoonoses

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Marcelo Dietrich, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Animals; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Hypothalamus; Mental Health; Nervous System; Neurobiology; Neurosciences; Obesity; Synapses

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Vishwa Dixit, DVM, PhD

Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Immunobiology

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Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology

Research Interests

Pathology; Atherosclerosis

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Xiao-Bing Gao, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Research Interests

Action Potentials; Eating Disorders; Hypothalamus; Membrane Potentials; Neurophysiology; Sleep Disorders; Glutamic Acid; Synaptic Potentials

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James Goodrich, DVM, DACLAM

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine

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Mihaly Hajos, PharmD, PhD

Professor (Adjunct) of Comparative Medicine

Research Interests

Mental Disorders

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Veronica Herranz

Visiting Professor

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Joy Hirsch, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Neurosciences

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Robert Jacoby, DVM, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Comparative Medicine

Chief, Clinical Services, Yale Animal Resources Center

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Ifat Levy, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Basal Ganglia; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Central Nervous System; Cerebral Cortex

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James McGrath, MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine, in Genetics and in Pediatrics

Research Interests

Congenital Abnormalities; Fetal Diseases; Infant, Newborn, Diseases; Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities; Genetic Diseases, Inborn

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Timothy Nottoli, PhD

Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine

Co-director, Animal Genomics Services

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Matthew Rodeheffer, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Research Interests

Stem Cells; Genomics

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Peter Smith, DVM, DACLAM

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine

Director, Residency Training Program

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Yajaira Suarez, PhD

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology

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Steven Wilson, DVM, DACLAM

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine

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Xiaoyong Yang, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Circadian Rhythm; Diabetes Mellitus; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Neoplasms; Physiology; Signal Transduction; Genomics; Proteomics; Systems Biology

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Gang-Qing Yao, MD

Research Scientist in Comparative Medicine

Director, Vector Design and Engineering Service

Research Interests

Bone and Bones

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Caroline Zeiss, PhD, DACVP

Professor of Comparative Medicine and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Mouse Research Pathology Service

Unit Chief, Pathology

Research Interests

Eye; Neurobiology; Ophthalmology; Retina

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Xinbo Zhang, PhD, MD

Associate Research Scientist