The Department of Comparative Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Purdue University, offers graduate instruction leading to the Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees to persons possessing the DVM degree and to those with a baccalaureate degree and comprehensive training in the biological sciences. Areas of study include animal welfare science and human-animal interaction, cancer biology, infectious diseases, bacteriology, epidemiology, immunology, laboratory and experimental medicine, parasitology, pathology, public health, toxicology, virology, and molecular genetics.
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.