Faculty within the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology conduct research which includes animal models of HIV/AIDS, prenatal stress, atherosclerosis, and neurodegenerative disease.



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CL Davis Award for Beth Ihms, DVM, DACVP!

Beth Ihms, DVM, DACVP is the proud recipient of the 2018 Charles Louis Davis Student Award for her excellent record as a trainee at Hopkins! Dr. Ihms will receive her award at the National ACVP meeting in Washington, DC November 4 – 7.

Laudable Accomplishments for Recent Graduates!

Keep an eye out for our recent graduates at AALAS and ACVP this year. They have lots of recent successes to celebrate!

  • Tori Baxter, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, currently an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, received an NIH K01 grant to study the pathogenesis of and host response to Chikungunya virus infection of the central nervous system.
  • Tasha Crawford, VMD, PhD, DACVP started a new position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Logan France, DVM, DACLAM, currently an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University, was featured on the cover of the September edition of Laboratory Animal Science for her work in biomedical research advocacy.
  • Simon Long, VMD, PhD, DACVP started a new position as a Biodefense Research Pathologist at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease.
  • Dillon Muth, DVM graduated with his PhD from the Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate program in July.
  • Nathan Pate, DVM, DACVP started a new position as a Staff Pathologist at the Center for Advanced Preclinical Research (CAPR) at the Fredrick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Dr. Cory Brayton and Dr. Steven Leary honored at AALAS 2018

Cory Brayton, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM and Steven Leary, DVM, DACLAM were recognized for their outstanding career accomplishments at AALAS 2018 in Baltimore, MD.  

Dr. Brayton, Director of the Phenotyping Core and an Associate Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, received the Pravin N. Bhatt Scientific Investigator Award in recognition of her work with rodent phenotyping. 

Dr. Leary, Medical Officer of Fidelis Phamaceuticals received the Nathan R. Brewer Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of over 40 years of contributions to the field of laboratory animal medicine.  Dr. Leary trained at  JHU as a Comparative Medicine postdoctoral fellow in laboratory animal medicine and pathology. 

Congratulations, Dr. Brayton and Dr. Leary!