Joseph L. Mankowski, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Professor, Director




BS Cornell University, Ithaca NY
DVM Cornell University, Ithaca NY
PhD Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Diplomate, ACVP


Dr. Joseph L. Mankowski is a Professor of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Neurology, and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Mankowski has served as the Director of the Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology since 2014.

Dr. Mankowski received his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology and Behavior and his DVM from Cornell University. He completed both his Ph.D. in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology and his residency training in Comparative Pathology at Johns Hopkins before joining the JHU faculty in 1996. He is a member of both Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Pathobiology graduate programs at JHU.

As a veterinary anatomic pathologist board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Dr. Mankowski provides diagnostic and experimental pathology support for the diverse animal species and animal models used in biomedical research at Johns Hopkins. This clinical service is integrated with training DVM residents and postdoctoral fellows in diagnostic and experimental pathology and laboratory animal medicine.

Dr. Mankowski serves as the director of academic training for the department including leadership of the Veterinary Biomedical Research Scientist training program at Johns Hopkins University, now in its 43rd year of NIH T32 support, and a recently awarded NIH T35 award to train veterinary students in biomedical research. He has been recognized for outstanding mentorship at Johns Hopkins by the JHU Graduate Student Association and by faculty peers as a Master Mentor, directing trainee and faculty mentorship initiatives in the department.