Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
Christian R. Abee, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
Director and Chair
Our mission is to eliminate cancer and allied diseases by developing and maintaining specialized programs in animal models, research and education. We will continually set, refine and advance the world's standards for the humane care and management of laboratory animals in cancer and allied disease research. Our standard will be defined by quality of care and research service as well as compassion and respect for the needs of research animals.
Research at the Keeling Center has led to the development of synthetic peptide-based candidate vaccines for the prevention and treatment of AIDS caused by HIV, and for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions caused by high-risk human papillomaviruses.
The Keeling Center has been continuously accredited by AAALAC
International for 40 years.