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Pathobiology Faculty

Located on both the Philadelphia and New Bolton Center campuses, Penn Vet's Pathobiology faculty has not only built an outstanding reputation for fundamental research, but provides crucial clinical services for the School and the State. Furthermore, by offering the very best training for veterinary students, residents, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, the faculty is helping to mold the future leaders in veterinary medicine and in basic research.

Our faculty's research efforts in cancer particularly focus on understanding disease as it occurs in animals, and is aimed at designing new strategies to control cancer in both animals and humans.

   

JORGE ALVAREZ

  • Assistant Professor
  • Immunology Graduate Group
  • Neurosciences Graduate Group
Research Areas Blood Brain Barrier, Blood Meningeal Barrier, Meninges, Blood Cerebrospinal fluid Barrier, Choroid Plexus, Ventricles, Ependyma, Neuroinflammation, Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis, Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, Astrocytes

DANIEL BEITING

  • Research Assistant Professor
Research Areas Immunology, Microbiology, Genomics

CHARLES BRADLEY

  • Assistant Professor, Pathobiology

IGOR BRODSKY

  • Immunology Graduate Group
  • Microbiology, Virology, Parasitology Graduate Group
  • Assistant Professor, Pathobiology

Lab Brodsky Laboratory Research Areas Bacterial pathogens, Bacteriology, Infectious Disease, Inflammasome, Innate Immune Defense, Immunology

MOLLY CHURCH

  • Assistant Professor, Pathobiology
Clinical Specialties Comparative Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Comparative Pathology
Research Areas polyomavirus, recombinant viral capsid protein, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

SHERRILL DAVISON

  • Associate Professor, Avian Medicine and Pathology, Clinician Educator Tract
  • Laboratory Director, Laboratory of Avian Medicine and Pathology, New Bolton Center
  • Agriculture Spokesperson
Research Areas Avian Influenza, Avian medicine, Infectious bronchitis, Poultry Medicine, Infectious diseases, Pathology, Salmonella

RAIMON DURAN-STRUUCK

  • Associate Director of Veterinary Clinical Care and Resident Training
  • Assistant Professor of Pathobiology

AMY DURHAM

  • Assistant Professor
Research Areas Lymphoid neoplasms, Lymphoma, Oncologic pathology, Pathology

JULIE ENGILES

  • Associate Professor of Pathology
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Associate Professor of Pathology
Clinical Specialties Veterinary anatomic pathology, Veterinary orthopedic pathology, Equine laminitis, Equine gastrointestinal pathology, Equine microbiome Experimental Animal Models
Research Areas Gastrointestinal pathology, Orthopedic pathology, Laminitis

BRUCE FREEDMAN

  • Associate Professor (with Tenure)
  • Director, PennVet Imaging Core Facility
  • Immunology graduate group
Research Areas Calcium, Calcium channels, Calcium Signaling, Signal transduction

DIANE GAERTNER

  • Professor, Department of Pathobiology
  • Director of the University Animal Laboratory Resources
Research Areas Laboratory Animal Medicine, Viral infections

ROBERT GREENBERG

  • Research Associate Professor
Research Areas Calcium, Calcium channels, Calcium Signaling, Schistosomes, Schistosomiasis, Parasitology, Zoonotic diseases

RONALD HARTY

  • Professor of Pathobiology and Microbiology
  • Lab Head, Infectious Diseases & Immunology
Research Areas Antiviral immune responses, Ebola, Marburg, Rabies, VSV, Lassa Fever, Junin, Innate immunity, Innate Immune Defense, Virus-host interaction, Zoonotic diseases, Antiviral therapeutics

DE'BROSKI HERBERT

  • Associate Professor, Pathobiology
Research Areas Regulatory networks, Immunity, Inflammation, Tissue repair, Mucosal interface, Helminth infection, Lung and intestinal injury, Transgenic mice

CHRISTOPHER HUNTER

  • Chairman, Department of Pathobiology
  • Mindy Halikman Heyer Distinguished Professor of Pathobiology
  • Penn Institute for Immunology
  • Mindy Halikman Heyer Distinguished Professor of Pathobiology

Lab Hunter Laboratory Research Areas Infectious Disease, Toxoplasma gondii, Zoonotic diseases, Host-pathogen interactions, Immunology, Parasites, Parasitology, Transgenic parasites, Inflammatory responses

JAMES LOK

  • Professor of Parasitology
Research Areas Caenorhabditis, G protein, Morphogenesis, Parasitic nematodes, Neuronal regulation, Parasites, Parasitology, Strongyloides, Strongyloides stercoralis, Transgenic parasites, Zoonotic diseases

CAROLINA LOPEZ

  • Penn Institute for Immunology
  • Immunology Graduate Group
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group (MVP Program)
  • Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Lab Lopez Laboratory Research Areas Antiviral immune responses, Dendritic cells, Infectious Disease, Lung immunity, Viral infections, Virus-host interaction, Innate immunity, Inflammatory responses, Respiratory

JAMES MARX

  • Assistant Professor, Pathobiology
  • Assistant Director, Clinical Care
Research Areas Laboratory Animal Medicine

NICOLA MASON

  • Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathobiology

Lab Mason Canine Cancer Studies Clinical Specialties Internal Medicine
Research Areas Cytotoxic T lymphocytes, Lymphoma, NF-Kappa B activation, Oncology, Bone Cancer, Canine Lymphoma, Canine cancer, Cancer immunotherapy, Cancer vaccines, Cancer

ELIZABETH MAULDIN

  • Associate Professor of Pathology/Dermatology
  • Lab Head, Pathology & Toxicology
Clinical Specialties Dermatology & Allergy, Food & Skin Allergies, Ear & Skin Infections
Research Areas Canine and Feline Skin Diseases, Canine genetic skin disorders, Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Skin diseases, Pathology

LISA MURPHY

  • Associate Professor of Toxicology, Department of Pathobiology
Research Areas Animal decontamination, Anticoagulant rodenticides, Emerging toxicants, Freshwater algal toxins, Toxicology

MICHAEL POVELONES

  • Assistant Professor, Pathobiology

Lab Povelones Laboratory Research Areas Host-pathogen interactions, Vector biology, Malaria, Complement, Innate immunity

ENRICO RADAELLI

  • Associate Professor, Pathobiology
Research Areas Pathobiology of animal models, Phenotyping of genetically engineered mouse (GEM) models, Comparative pathology

SHELLEY RANKIN

  • Associate Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas Antibiotic resistance, Microbiology, Staphylococcus spp., Salmonella

DIETER SCHIFFERLI

  • Faculty Member
  • Professor of Microbiology
Research Areas Bacterial pathogenesis, Salmonella, Salmonella and adhesin vaccines, Yersinia pestis, Escherichia coli, Allelic variation

PHILLIP SCOTT

  • Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathobiology
  • Member, Immunology Graduate Group
  • Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group
  • Vice Dean for Research & Academic Resources

Lab Scott Laboratory Research Areas Host-pathogen interactions Leishmania, Memory T cells, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Leishmaniasis, Parasites, Parasitology, T cells, Virus-host interaction, Zoonotic diseases

ABIGAIL SMITH

  • Professor of Pathobiology (Microbiology)
  • Associate Director, Diagnostic Services and Rodent Quality Assurance, University Animal Laboratory Resources
Research Areas Laboratory Animal Medicine

BORIS STRIEPEN

  • Professor, Pathobiology

Lab Striepen Laboratory Research Areas We are interested in the cell and molecular biology of protozoan parasites. Most of our work is focused on members of the phylum Apicomplexa. Organisms in this group cause a number of important diseases including malaria, severe opportunistic infections associated with AIDS, and fetal and early childhood diseases. We use a broad array of modern genomic, genetic, cell biological and biochemical approaches to understand fundamental parasite biology and use this knowledge to identify and develop targets for intervention.

ORIOL SUNYER

  • Professor, Immunology/Pathobiology

Lab Sunyer Laboratory Research Areas Fish immunology, Innate immunity, Immunology

KORANDA WALSH

  • Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathobiology
Clinical Specialties Clinical pathobiology

NICOLE WEINSTEIN

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology
Research Areas Clinical Pathology

JOHN WOLFE

  • Professor of Pathology (with tenure)
  • Stokes Investigator of the Joseph Stokes, Jr. Research Institute
  • Director, Walter Flato Goodman Center for Comparative Medical Genetics, School of Veterinary Medicine.
Research Areas Gene therapy, Neural stem cells, iPS cells, Viral vectors, Animal models of human diseases, Neurological disease, Genetics, Molecular neuropathology, Lysosomal enzymes