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Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Penn Vet Research Council

The Research Council is comprised of the dean, vice dean for research and academic resources, departmental chairs, faculty representation from each department, and directors from cross-departmental centers and programs. Meetings are convened by Vice Dean for Research and Academic Resources, Phillip Scott and staffed by Executive Assistant, Gayle Joseph. The Research Council meets monthly to discuss recruitment and searches in progress; Penn Vet and University of Pennsylvania policies; research infrastructure planning; andresearchresources for faculty, school-wide as well as campus-wide.

Research Council
Chair, Biomedical Sciences Ellen Puré, PhD
  • Departmental Representative
Michael May, PhD
Chair, Clinical Sciences & Advanced MedicineOliver Garden, BVetMed, PhD
  • Departmental Representative
William A. Beltran, DVM, PhD
Chair, Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center Dean Richardson, DVM
  • Departmental Representative
David Galligan, VMD, MBA
Interim Chair, Pathobiology James Lok, MS, PhD, MS
  • Departmental Representative
Carolina López, PhD
Director — VMD/PhD Program Michael Atchison, PhD
Clinical Research Programs

Louise Southwood-Parente, BSc, PhD

Cross Departmental Centers

Mari Lowe Comparative Oncology Center

  • Director: Serge Fuchs, PhD


Center for Animal Transgenesis & Germ Cell Research 

  • Director: Jeremy Wang, MD, PhD


Goodman Center for Comparative Medical Genetics

  • Director: John Wolfe, VMD, PhD


One Health Program

  • Director: Jennifer Punt, VMD, PhD


Ex Officio Members

Vice Dean for Administration & Finance

  • Robert Schieri


Penn Center for Innovation Representative

  • Melissa Kelly


Scientific Director of Grant Development

  • Leslie King


Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement