Faculty within the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology conduct research which includes animal models of HIV/AIDS, prenatal stress, atherosclerosis, and neurodegenerative disease.



Support MCP

Support MCP, the legacy of comparative medicine at Johns Hopkins. More than ever, donations are critical in this challenging funding climate. Your donation will be used as you designate – either to support the department's training programs through the John D. Strandberg Fund, to support comparative medicine research in the department, or to support Retrovirus Laboratory research.


Accolades for Witwer Lab Members!

Yiyao Huang, MD, MS, and Zezhou Zach Zhao received first- and second-place prizes, respectively, for their plenary presentations at the 2nd annual meeting of the Chinese Society for Extracellular Vesicles (CSEV) in Guangzhou, China. Dr. Huang is a postdoctoral fellow and Mr. Zhao is Master’s student in Kenneth Witwer’s lab.  

Jeremy Ratcliff selected as Marshall Scholar!

Jeremy Ratcliff, a undergraduate research assistant in David Graham’s lab since 2017, has been selected as a 2019 Marshall Scholar! Receipt of this highly competitive scholarship will allow Jeremy to pursue a DPhil at the University of Oxford following his graduation from JHU this spring. Excellent work and Congratulations, Jeremy!

Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we want to thank those who have made past donations to support MCP, and highlight some of the activities that alumni contributions to the John D. Strandberg Fund have made possible.

The Strandberg Fund is preserved for the benefit of our trainees. In the past 5 years, the Strandberg Fund has made shortcourses on Clinical Pathology and on Communicating About Animal Research possible for our trainees. These shortcourses have allowed us to welcome outside experts to further bolster our curriculum and to give our trainees important skills that they need for their future career. These shortcourses would not have been possible without the financial support of our alumni.

Thank you all so very much for your support!