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, Byunghak Kang, DVM, PhD, DACVP!!

Congratulations to our own Byunghak Kang! BK has officially passed Phase II of the ACVP boards exam, and is now a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. In addition, BK also just started his exciting new job at Novartis, so there are multiple things to celebrate!

Congratulations Witwer lab!

The Witwer lab has recently received a two-year grant to join the NIH Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium, Stage 2, with possible funding for a total of four years. The Consortium includes multiple grant recipients who will meet together at least twice a year to share findings. Dr. Witwer was previously an external scientific advisor to Stage 1 of the Consortium.

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Congratulations, Drs. Kissel and Werts!

Casey Kissel, DVM, and Adam Werts, DVM, PhD can now add DACLAM to their names! Our two most recent graduates successfully passed the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board exam last month! Dr. Kissel is now a Clinical Research Veterinarian in the Gene Therapy Group with the Perelman SOM at University of Pennsylvania, while Dr. Werts just started as a Veterinary Scientist at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. Please join us in congratulating them on this noteworthy accomplishment.


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