The comparative medical genetics researchers at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine are dedicated to understanding the mechanisms that underlie genetic diseases in order to identify preventative medicine strategies and develop novel therapies and interventions. Using a One Health approach, researcher interests range from the effects of anticancer vaccines to equine neuromuscular diseases to glaucoma and other integrative lines of investigation that will produce new knowledge that can be used to improve the health of animals and humans.

Comparative Medical Genetics Researchers

András Komáromy, DrMedVet, PhD, DACVO, DECVO, FARVO

Cellular and molecular disease mechanisms in an attempt to develop new treatment strategies—including gene therapy—to restore visual function

Kathy Meek, DVM

Role of DNA-dependent protein kinase in DNA repair

Brian Petroff, DVM, PhD

Endocrine disruption, reproductive physiology, and thyroid disease

Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan, PhD

Comparative molecular genetics, cancer genetics, canine genome mapping