Posted April 02, 2007
2007 Outstanding Alumni
Dr. Christian Abee, '71
Dr. Christian Abee has established himself as an international
leader in laboratory animal medicine and comparative medicine
research, particularly research on the reproductive biology of
nonhuman primates and animal models of human disease.
Abee is currently the R. Lee Clark Professor and Chair in the
Department of Veterinary Sciences at the Michale E. Keeling Center
for Comparative Medicine and Research at the University of Texas
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His current work includes five
research grants totaling over $13 million.
Abee has a long and distinguished career in research and has
held both administrative and teaching positions at several
universities, including Tulane University, Louisiana State
University and the University of Alabama. Most recently he was the
Charles M. Baugh Professor and Chair of the Department of
Comparative Medicine and Director of the University Biological
Resources at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine
before joining the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
After graduation from Texas A&M University with his DVM, he
earned an M.S. in comparative medicine from Wake Forest University,
where he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in comparative
He holds veterinary medical licenses in Alabama, Texas and North
Carolina and is board certified by the American College of
Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM).
Abee has authored 67 scientific publications and a chapter in a
book on nonhuman primate research, and he has also served as editor
of two more books on the same subject. He has been a member of 14
professional organizations and held leadership positions in several
national committees, including serving as president of ACLAM and
APV (Association of Primate Veterinarians).
Abee currently resides in Bastrop, TX, with is wife of 38 years,
Karen. Together, they have a son and daughter: Aaron Christian, 32,
and Sarah Beth, 29 and two grandchildren, Conrad Oscar Abee II (2)
and Piper Scarlett Bell (2 months old).
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