Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB)

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Comparative Pathobiology is the study of disease phenomena basic to all species including humans, at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem level. Our faculty, staff and students are involved in research and learning in a variety of areas including pathobiology, infectious diseases and vaccines, cancer biology, nanomedicine, toxicology, animal welfare, disease surveillance, and human-animal interactions.
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Ben Elzey

Ben Elzey


Dr. Bennett D. Elzey is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. His research interests include investigating and understanding the immunosuppressive role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells that prevents effective immunotherapy of cancers, and the role platelet CD40 Ligand plays in shaping the adaptive immune response. He is also the Director of the Biological Evaluation Shared Resource in the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research where Center members’ novel anti-tumor drugs or therapies can be tested for efficacy in rodent models for most cancer types.

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