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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Congratulations Logan France, DVM, DACVP

We are proud to announce that Logan France, DVM successfully passed the laboratory animal medicine specialty board exam and is now a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. France recently graduated from our program and is currently an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University. Please join in congratulating Dr. France, DVM, DACLAM on her accomplishment!

LAM trainee awards at AALAS and APV 2017!

We are happy to announce that our trainees truly shined at the AALAS and APV national conferences this year! Diane Peters, a second year fellow, received the Committee for Laboratory Animal Training and Research (CLATR) Trainee Research Award for her presentation on FOLH1/GCPII Inhibitors as Novel Therapeutics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Meghan Vermillion, a fourth year fellow, was awarded an AALAS Poster Award for her work on Pregnancy-Associated Alterations in Pulmonary Function in the Mouse: Implications for Influenza Pathogenesis and Disease. Alicia Braxton, a second year fellow, was recipient of an APV travel award so that she could present her work on Refining Medication Administration with a Novel Dispensing Device. We are so proud of their accomplishments!

Congratulations To Our 2017 ACVP and ACLAM Diplomates!

Announcing our five new ACVP Diplomates:
  • LaTasha Crawford, VMD PhD DACVP
  • Jeremy Foote, DVM PhD DACVP
  • Beth Ihms, DVM DACVP
  • Simon Long, DVM PhD DACVP
  • Nathan Pate, DVM DACVP
And our three new ACLAM Diplomates:
  • Zachary Freeman, DVM, PhD DACLAM
  • Anna Goodroe, DVM DACLAM
  • Meghan Vermillion, DVM DACLAM