Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB)

Improving the Health of Humans and Animals

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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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Abigail Cox, DVM, PhD

Abigail Cox, DVM, PhD

Dr. Abby Cox pursues a unique area of translational research that focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of voice disorders and the gross and microscopic anatomy of the vocal folds across species.  Her research explores the intersection of pathology, physiology, histology, and phonation mechanics that affects 7.5 million people with voice problems in the United States.  She has published peer-reviewed articles in her laryngopathology research and has presented her research at local and national meetings.  She maintains ongoing research grant support for her projects dealing with vocal fold pathobiology and biomechanics.

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