Sara Thomasy, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVO, Chairperson of the Group
Paramita Ghosh, Ph.D., Vice-chairperson of the Group
Group Office. 1024 Veterinary Medicine Student Services & Administrative Center; 530-752-3737; https://integrativepath.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/
Graduate Study. The Graduate Group in Integrative Pathobiology (GGIP) is the core UC Davis graduate program for students interested in disease processes and biomedical research. The diverse faculty members in the group come from the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Biological Sciences. This diversity of faculty offers students a wide range of opportunities and expertise from the UC Davis biomedical research community.
GGIP is designed for students interested in studying mechanisms responsible for the development of disease at the organismal, cellular or subcellular level. Students interested in cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, immunology, or genetics should apply to the graduate programs in those subjects. But such students may find some of the courses taught by faculty in integrative pathobiology to be of great interest.
Preparation. This program is primarily for applicants with a strong background in basic biomedical sciences. Admission requires an undergraduate degree (B.S. or B.A) in a biological science, which should include prerequisite coursework in statistics, physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and cellular biology. Upper division courses in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics are encouraged.
Graduate Advisor. Jeffrey Stott (Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology), Su Hao Lo (Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine), Nam Tran (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine), Renee Tsolis (Medical Microbiology & Immunology), Joie Watson (Medicine & Epidemiology), Lark Coffey (Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology), Woutrina Smith (Medicine & Epidemiology), Kevin Keel (Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology), Lisa Miller (Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology), Natalia Vapniarsky-Arzi (Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology), Kevin Woolard (Pathology, Microbiology, & Immunology)