Carmen Booth, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine; Co-director, Mouse Phenotyping Service

Departments & Organizations

Comparative Medicine


Office of Cooperative Research


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. Training in comparative pathology followed by a graduate study pathology in intercellular signaling preceded my joining Yale in 2004.

My primary roles at Yale are in the arena of diagnostic and collaborative research veterinary pathology where the primary emphasis is on genetically engineered mice. 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 / Fetal Membrane Fluid Overload 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) (2005)
DVM University of California at Davis (1992)
BS University of California at Davis (1987)
Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard Medical School, New England Primate Research Center
Postdoctoral Fellow University of Washington

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Carmen Booth, DVM, PhD
Mailing Address
Yale School of MedicinePO Box 208016
New Haven, CT 06520-8016

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