Focusing on the natural world as a source of insights for human health to:
- Identify the evolutionary origins of vulnerability to disease
- Identify natural animal models of disease resistance and vulnerability and
- Uncover and characterize taxa-wide trends and patterns of relevance to human and animal health and development.
“Between human and animal medicine there is no dividing line…”
Rudolph Virchow (1821 – 1902)
“To get light on the behavior of man, particularly his innate drives and conflicts…study the behavior in a simple animal.”