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.
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.
- More about our history
- More about our research
- Research and Pathology consulting and collaboration
- Meet our Director, M. Christine Zink DVM, PhD, DipACVP
- Meet our acting Director, Joe Mankowski, DVM, PhD, DipACVP
- Meet our Faculty
Training and Education
- Summer Merial Veterinary Scholars Program at JHU
- Lab Animal and Pathology Residency Training Progams
- Lab Animal and Pathology Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Retrovirus Laboratory Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
- JHU courses by MCP Faculty
Support MCP Training and Research
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.
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.
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.