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About Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

The Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology (MCP) provides leadership in biomedical research on animal and human diseases, and assists with the health and humane care of research animals within the institution.

About Us

Training of veterinary scientists in comparative medicine and pathology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine began in the early 1960s. Current faculty research areas include animal models of HIV/AIDS, cancer, degenerative CNS disease, cardiovascular disease, developmental biology, hematology/immunology, rickettsial, parasitic and infectious diseases.

NEW! faculty opportunity: Assistant Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015)

Training and Education

Support MCP Training and Research

The Department established the John D. Strandberg Fund to honor his dedication to young scientists. Learn about the John D. Strandberg fund, and how to support our training and research initiatives

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Weekly Events

MCP Seminar Series (ME 680.700)

One hour seminars given by faculty throughout the institution and outside guest speakers on animal diseases and models that relate to translational medical research.

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MCP Comparative Pathology Slide Conference (680.711)

Weekly one hour diagnostic slide conference focusing on clinical and microscopic pathology of disease conditions in diverse animal species. Slides are available for study during the week preceding the conference. Participants describe the slides, dicuss differential diagnoses, etiology and pathogenesis with the guidance of faculty members.

Short Course: Mouse Pathobiology and Phenotyping

July 27-31, 2015: 5 day short-course (concurrent with ME 680.712) on mouse biology, pathology, genetics, practical and multidisciplinary phenotyping for translational research, including lectures, 3 hands on laboratory session, exhibits, tours, poster session, pathology slide conference.