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Carmen Jane Booth, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine; Director, Comparative Pathology Research, Comparative Medicine

Contact Information

Carmen Jane Booth, DVM, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    PO Box 208016

    New Haven, CT 06520-8016

    United States



My undergraduate work was in animal science pre vet followed by veterinary school where my emphasis was centered on clinical laboratory animal medicine and research. My interest in mouse pathology started while in veterinary school and continued while working as an oncology scientist and attending veterinarian for a biotech company before leaving to study veterinary pathology full time. Formal training in comparative anatomic veterinary pathology followed by a graduate study pathology in cellular signaling preceded my joining Yale in 2004.

My primary role at Yale is of diagnostic and collaborative research veterinary pathology as the Director of our Comparative Pathology Research Core The collaborations involve working closely with post doctoral research fellows and graduate students in addition to investigators on their projects within and outside of Yale.

Teaching and training people in rodent necropsy and blood collection are also part of my teaching role for the Department of Comparative Medicine.

My own research projects include:

Canine Gravid Uterine / Polyhydroallantois Ongoing 2016 - present

Genetics, pathology and physiology of excess extra fetal membrane fluid in pregnant dogs. Collaborative project with small animal veterinarians, dog breeders and team of experts within and outside of Yale.
Project Lead: Carmen J. Booth, DVM, PhD Department Comparative Medicine
Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven CT 06510

Human & Rhesus Primate Uterine Leiomyomata 2017 - present
Comparative translational study to ascertain the mechanisms involved in fibroid development and progression in humans and non-human primates with the goal to better understand this disease and to develop novel therapeutics.
Co PI: Graciela Krikun, PhD Dept. Ob/Gyn & Rep. Sciences & Carmen J. Booth, DVM, PhD, Dpt. Comp Med.
Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06510

WAG/RijYcb Hemophilia A rat model 2007 - present

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Washington (Seattle), Pathology (2005)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Washington (2003)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Harvard Medical School, New England Primate Research Center (1998)
  • DVM
    University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine (1992)
  • BS
    University of California at Davis, Animal Science Pre-Vet (1987)
  • Non Degree Program
    California State Polytechnic University, Animal Science Pre-Vet (1984)


  • Comparison and Utility of Martius Scarlet Blue and Picro-Mallory Stains for Age dependent Differential Staining of Fibrin Post Hemorrhage in Mammalian Necropsy Cases.
    Zoom Presentation 2022
    15th Annual Virtual International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Conference
  • The Role of the CXCL12/CXCR4/CXCR7 Axis in Leiomyomas.
    Paris, IDF, France (2019-2023)
    Society for Reproductive Investigation.
  • “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water? Hunting the Gene for Excess Fetal Membrane Fluid in Gravid Golden Retrievers.
    St. Louis, MO, United States 2018
    National Specialty: Breeder Education Seminar
  • Expression of CXCR4 in Leiomyomas from Humans and Non Human Primates.
    San Diego, CA, United States (2018-2023)
    Society for Reproductive Investigation.
  • Never give up.
    Davis, CA, United States 2018
    Disability Student Services

Professional Service

American Association for Laboratory Animal ScienceEditorial Board2022 - Present
International Veterinary Forensic Sciences AssociationMember2020 - Present
Meriden Humane SocietyPerform routine vaccinations, clinical examinations, and minor treatment on dogs and cats.2018 - 2020
American College of Veterinary RadiologyMember2018 - Present
American Association for Laboratory Animal ScienceMember2014 - Present
Molecular Cancer TherapeuticsReviewer2014 - Present
Invited Exhibitor: Women in Careers in Science and Technology for Girls ExpositionVolunteer2012 - 2013
Invited Exhibitor: Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT Women in Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Celebrating Visionary Women and Extraordinary Leadership. Volunteer2012
B-flat Soprano Clarinet, Connecticut Symphonic WindsMember2012 - Present
B-flat Tenor Saxophone, Guilford Town BandB-flat Tenor Saxophone2012 - Present
Veterinary PathologyReviewer2011 - Present
Senior High Youth Group Leader, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist SocietyVolunteer2010 - 2012
Steering Committee: Yale School of Medicine Bring Your Child to Work DayChair2009 - 2015
Board of Trustees, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist SocietyMember2009 - 2012
Madison Interfaith Youth Coalition Youth Leader, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist SocietyVolunteer2008 - 2014
Youth Religious Education Committee: Shoreline Unitarian Universalist SocietyCo-Chair2008 - 2012
Minority Opportunity Expansion and Retention General CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal ScienceReviewer2006 - Present
Comparative MedicineReviewer2006 - Present
American Veterinary Medical AssociationMember1991 - Present

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