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Comparative Medicine

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Comparative Medicine  faculty, fellows, residents, trained in Laboratory Animal Medicine, participate actively in Research Animal Resources (RAR)   to support clinical care of research animals at the Johns Hopkins University. Clinical veterinarians on call are responsible for all medical or surgical cases. In addition to clinical service,  these veterinarians conduct and collaborate in research within and outside the department. 


MCP comparative medicine faculty are specialty board certified in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).  They support, conduct and collaborate in diverse translational biomedical science at JHU.

Robert J. Adams, D.V.M., Diplomate, ACLAM
Associate Professor
Attending veterinarian, Johns Hopkins
More than 35 years of laboratory animal medicine experience
Clinical expertise: Medicine and surgery
Research interests: Primate infectious diseases, including measles, SIV

Cory Brayton, D.V.M., Diplomate, A.C.L.A.M., Diplomate,  A.C.V.P. 
Associate Professor
Director, Phenotyping Core
More than 20 years experience in comparative medicine and pathology
Pathology Expertise: Genetically engineered mice and other models
Research Interests: Genetic (and epigenetic) mechanisms of aging, cancer, infectious disease, cardiovascular, digestive, musculoskeletal, neurologic disease

Julie Watson, D.V.M., Diplomate, ACLAM 
Assistant Professor
More than 15 years of laboratory animal medicine experience
Clinical expertise: Rodent medicine and surgery
Research interests: Rodent infectious disease epidemiology, including TMEV, pinworms and Helicobacter sp. an impact of environmental factors on research.

Caroline Garret, D.V.M., Diplomate, ACLAM 
Assistant Professor


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