Why UC Davis?

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UC Davis is different. We have a highly productive group of biomedical basic scientists and excellent specialty training. In addition, we have several major biomedical research programs, a collegial environment, diverse multidisciplinary opportunities, superb clinical training and most importantly dedicated teachers and mentors. A campus wide integrated graduate school program that fosters interaction between scientists and students with different areas of research expertise in part provides the diversity of opportunities that characterize UC Davis. The physical proximity and collaborations between the School of Veterinary Medicine faculty and members of the Division of Biological Sciences, the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Mathematics and the College of Agriculture provide a unique environment. Exceptional research opportunities also exist with the Center for Comparative Medicine, the Mouse Biology Program and the California National Primate Research Center; all affiliated with the School of Veterinary Medicine. Other extraordinary resources include programs in Nutritional Science and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and emerging programs in Genomics and Bioinformatics. In addition to the wide array of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Campus programs there are also affiliated offsite mentors at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and within or industrial liaisons.

We have a small but vibrant VSTP with a group of outstanding students. Explore this website for specific details on research programs and faculty members.