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Ramaswamy M. Chidambaram, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACLAM

Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences
Attending Veterinarian
Director, Center for Comparative Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Center for Comparative Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: 860-679-2731
Fax: 860-679-1300

Center for Comparative Medicine

Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

1. To provide the highest quality of laboratory animal care and use program to assure productive research and teaching programs.

2. To provide technical services, resources, training, expertise and guidance on all matters related to animal care and use.

3. To assure compliance with institutional, local, state and federal laws, standards, policies and guidelines related to laboratory animal care and use.

Specialties include laboratory animal medicine, animal facility design and operation, and in vitro pharmacology.

DVMMadras Veterinary collegeVeterinary Medicine
M.Sc.Atlantic Veterinary CollegeHealth Management (Nutrition)
Ph.D.Louisiana State UniversityVeterinary Biomedical Sciences

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyUniversity at BuffaloLaboratory Animal Medicine

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Ad hoc ConsultantAAALAC International
Veterinarian of the Year, 2012SNEAALAS
Phi Zeta Tau Chapter, Louisiana State UniversityLouisiana State University
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
QUAD-AALAS SymposiumEducation CommitteeScientific Program-Co-ChairExternalRegional2015
American Association of Lab Animal ScienceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationAdvisory CommitteeExternalInternational2015
Charles River Short Course - Camp ACLAM Conducting mock exams and providing educational tools for veterinarians towards Laboratory Animal Board Exams. Education CommitteeInstructorExternalNational20122013
American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at UConn Health CenterEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthLocal
Association for Assesment and Accreditation Of Laboratory Animal Care InternationalProfessional/Scientific OrganizationAd Hoc ConsultantExternalInternational

Journal Articles

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Animal Models in Surgical ResearchTalkRodent Surgery Workshop2023June 1-3, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India
Mice to Monkeys – Animal Models for Disease Diagnosis, with special reference to COVID-19TalkDept of Microbiology, Veterinary College & Research Institute, Tirunelveli2020October 7th, 2020; E-Talk - Tirunelveli, India
Charles River Short CourseTalkCRL2012Newton, MA
Rabbits in Biomedical researchTalkInstitute for Comparative Medicine, Columbia University2006New York
Identification and characterization of endothelin-1 mediated responses in equine cecal longitudinal smooth muscle. TalkSeventh International Colic Research Symposium2002Manchester, England, UK
Identification of endothelin-1 mRNA expression in the gastrointestinal tract of clinically healthy normal horses. TalkFASEB Meeting2002New Orleans, LA
Plasma endothelin-like immunoreactivity in clinically healthy horses and those with naturally acquired gastrointestinal tract disease. TalkACVS Meeting2001Chicago, USA
Effect of exogenous microbial Xylanase and ß-Glucanase on nutrient digestibility, growth performance, carcass characteristics of pigs fed hulled or hull-less barley-based diets.TalkAnnual Pig Science Conference1997Nottingham, UK