Program Overview

Students come to the Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology (CMIB) program from outstanding institutions of education in the United States and around the world. Alumni go on to become leaders in scholarly research and teaching, public policy, clinical practice, and health care.

Students are trained in exploration, discovery, developing creative solutions. CMIB graduates play an instrumental role in translating new knowledge to face issues in human and animal health and well-being.

The CMIB program is answering the growing national and global need for scientists able to translate advances in biology into the prevention and treatment of diseases as well as in meeting other challenges, such as biosecurity.

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Where CMIB Graduates Contribute:

Public Health and Bio-Security

    • U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
    • Food and Waterborne Disease, Florida Department of Health
    • Michigan Department of Community Health, HIV Surveillance
    • National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
    • Division of Molecular Biology, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, USDA

Faculty or Post-Doctoral Positions

    • University of Pittsburgh
    • University of Paraná, Brazil
    • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
    • University of Massachusetts
    • Harvard Medical School
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • The Ohio State University

Human Health

    • Boston Children's Hospital
    • Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases,
      Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School
    • Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Program Director

Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Veterinary Medical Center
784 Wilson Road Room G-100
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone 1: 517-432-2388
Phone 2: 517-884-5351
Fax: 517-353-8957

Associate Director​

Linda Mansfield, MS, VMD, PhD
Food Safety and Toxicology Building
1129 Farm Lane, Room 181, 177A & B
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824

Administrative Assistant

Dimity Palazzola
CMIB Program
Veterinary Medical Center

784 Wilson Road Room G-100
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-353-3118
Fax: 517-432-1037