SVM Graduate Student Research

Photo: SVM Graduate Student Research

CTSC Scholar Morteza Roodgar, shown here with his 2013 STAR poster, met with Congress last winter to discuss his research. Select image for larger image

Graduate student research training and mentoring is an essential component of the School of Veterinary Medicine. The School is the administrative home to four graduate groups; Comparative Pathology, Epidemiology, Immunology, and Preventative Veterinary Medicine. In addition, SVM faculty are participate in a large number of graduate programs administered through the UCD Office of Graduate Studies, ranging from Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neurosciences, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, to Bioengineering and Genetics. Faculty in the School serve as primary mentors to over 100 graduate students representing a full spectrum of basic and applied dissertation projects.   The Office of Research and Graduate Education administers programs that provide research experiences to students in the DVM curriculum including STAR, GSSP, YEAR. These programs are designed to give veterinary students access to summer research experiences, and provide stable funding for dual degree students in the VSTP program.

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