Contact
New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
610-444-5800
Directions
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Emergencies:
215-746-8911
Appointments:
215-746-8387
Directions

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

CHARLES-ANTOINE ASSENMACHER

  • Lecturer, Pathobiology

DANIEL BEITING

  • Assistant Professor

Lab Center for Host Microbial Interactions Research Areas Immunology, Microbiology, Genomics

SUSAN BENDER

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathobiology

CHARLES BRADLEY

  • Assistant Professor, Pathobiology

IGOR BRODSKY

  • Immunology Graduate Group
  • Microbiology, Virology, Parasitology Graduate Group
  • Associate 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

STEPHEN COLE

  • Lecturer in Microbiology
    Clinical Specialties Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology, Antimicrobial Therapy and Selection, Infectious Diseases
    Research Areas Clinical Microbiology of Skin and Urinary Tract Infections, Novel Diagnostic Tools

    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

    JOLIE DEMCHUR

    • Lecturer, Pathobiology

    RAIMON DURAN-STRUUCK

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

    AMY DURHAM

    • Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology
    • Faculty Director, Comparative Pathology Core
    Research Areas Lymphoid neoplasms, Lymphoma, Oncologic pathology, Pathology

    JULIE ELLIS

    • Senior Research Investigator, Pathobiology
    Lab Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative

    JULIE ENGILES

    • Associate Professor of Pathology
    • Assistant Professor of Pathology
    • Associate Professor of Pathology
    • Section Head- Avian and Mammalian 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 Neglected tropical diseases Schistosomes, Schistosomiasis, Ion channels, TRP channels, Praziquantel mode of action Anthelmintic resistance Drug transporters, Parasitology, Point-of-contact diagnostics

    RONALD HARTY

    • Professor of Pathobiology and Microbiology
    • Lab Head, Infectious Diseases & Immunology

    Lab Harty Laboratory 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

    Lab Herbert Laboratory Research Areas Regulatory networks, Immunity, Inflammation, Tissue repair, Mucosal interface, Helminth infection, Lung and intestinal injury, Transgenic mice

    NATALIE HOEPP, DACVP

    • Lecturer, Pathobiology

    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
    • The Paul A. James and Charles A. Gilmore Endowed Chair Professorship within the Department of Clinical Sciences and Advanced Medicine

    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

    • Lab Head, Pathology & Toxicology
    • Professor, Anatomic Pathology, Dermatopathology
    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

    THOMAS NOLAN

    • Adjunct Professor of Parasitology
    • Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory
    • Coordinator of Instructional Labs
    Research Areas Epidemiology of parasites in small animals, Parasitology, Strongyloides, Strongyloides stercoralis, Transgenic parasites

    MICHAEL POVELONES

    • Assistant Professor, Pathobiology

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

    JENNIFER PUNT

    • Professor of Imunology
    • Associate Dean for One Health

    ENRICO RADAELLI

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

    SHELLEY RANKIN

    • Professor of Microbiology
    • Head, Diagnostic Services
    • Chief, Clinical Microbiology
    Research Areas Antibiotic resistance, Microbiology, Staphylococcus spp., Salmonella

    DIETER SCHIFFERLI

    • Faculty Member
    • Faculty Member
    • Professor of Microbiology
    • Associate Professor of Microbiology (secondary appt)
    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 Cell biology and molecular biology of protozoan parasites

    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
    • Service Head, Clinical Pathology
    Research Areas Clinical Pathology

    JOHN WOLFE

    • Professor of Pathology
    • 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