Use of animals in biomedical research is necessary to expand our ability to curtail infectious diseases, characterize new diseases, combat bioterrorism, and discover new ways to augment or harness the body's immune system. The mission of the Comparative Medicine Branch is to provide the animals in their care with a comfortable, stable environment that eliminates research variables, to serve as a resource for Division of Intramural Research investigators, and to support research activities.
The Comparative Medicine Branch includes the following principal investigators, staff scientists, and staff clinicians:
- William R. Elkins, D.V.M., Diplomate, ACLAM
Office of the Animal Program Director
- Derron A. Alves, D.V.M., Diplomate ACVP
Infectious Disease Pathogenesis Section
- Daniel R. Paré, D.V.M.
Buildings 4 and 10/11C127
- Alfonso Gozalo, D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate, ACLAM
- Richard Herbert, D.V.M.
- Deepti Chadalavada, D.V.M., Ph.D
Building 14B South and Building 33
- Bernadette Alisantosa, D.V.M., MPVM, Diplomate, ACLAM
Building 50 and Building 14DNR
- Jaspal S. Khillan, Ph.D.
Mouse Genetics and Gene Modification Section
Research Support and Services
- Office of the Animal Program
William R. Elkins, D.V.M., Director
- Buildings 4 and 10/11C127
Daniel Paré, D.V.M., Facility Veterinarian
- Twinbrook III
Alfonso S. Gozalo, D.V.M., M.S., Facility Veterinarian
- Building 14B South and Building 33
Deepti Chadalavada, D.V.M., Ph.D., Facility Veterinarian
- Building 50 and Building 14DNR
Bernadette Alisantosa, D.V.M.; MPVM; Diplomate, ACLAM; Facility Veterinarian
- Building NIHAC/103
Richard Herbert, D.V.M., Associate Director
- Infectious Disease Pathogenesis Section
Derron A. Alves, D.V.M., Diplomate ACVP
- Mouse Genetics and Gene Modification Section
Jaspal S. Khillan, Ph.D.