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Pathology Graduate Program

 Programs of Study

 The postdoctoral training programs of the pathology section include non-thesis MS/residency degree programs in both anatomic and clinical pathology as well as thesis PhD programs.  Most residents are initially accepted into the non-thesis MS/residency option.  Promising residents are encouraged to identify a research problem during the residency and continue with the PhD program following its completion.  

Salary Support

Salary support is guaranteed for the residency.  The resident and major professor are expected to generate support for the PhD component of the graduate program.

Departmental Research Areas

Because of the diversity of disciplines represented within the department, research programs are also diverse.  Broadly speaking, research is focused in the areas of infectious disease, spontaneous disease, and toxic disease, and is primarily mechanism based.  Infectious disease research addresses the areas of novel vaccine development, mechanisms of mucosal immunity, the zoonoses and mechanisms of pathogenesis of a variety of infectious diseases including avian infectious laryngotracheitis, infectious bursal disease, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), porcine circovirus (PCV), bovine respiratory syncytial virus infection, salmonellosis, echinococcosis of canids, baylisascarid infections, and amoebiasis.  Other programs are investigating the immunologic effects of dioxin toxicity, the development of methods to monitor environmental contamination through changes in fish, tumor angiogenesis, differentiation of bone marrow stem cell populations, and mechanisms of red cell senescence.  Still others are epidemiologic studies investigating food safety issues regarding S. enteritidis infection of eggs, the impact of different kinds of music on the well-being of poultry, risk factors for the development of canine bloat, and the causes of overpopulation of dogs and cats.  Investigations are conducted at the whole animal, tissue, cellular, and molecular levels and are supported by state of the art Electron Microscopy and Flow Cytometry facilities within the college as well as hybridoma, protein synthesis, gene-sequencing, mass spectroscopy and tissue culture facilities on campus. 

Eligibility and Application

Applicants must hold the DVM or a degree from a recognized veterinary school.  They must be approved for admission both by the Department of Comparative Pathobiology and the Purdue University Graduate School.  Interested candidates should send an email to whiteb@purdue.edu or a letter of inquiry to:

Barbara M. White, M.S.Ed.
Graduate Program Coordinator
And Administrative Assistant
Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
VPTH Building, 725 Harrison Street

West Lafayette, IN  47907-2027

Office Phone 765-494-7542

Office Fax 765-496-2627
Email:  whiteb@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  

Pathology Section Faculty

J.A. Christian, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, and Director, Clinical Pathology Laboratory

H. HogenEsch, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Professor of Immunopathology

S.B. Hooser, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ABVT, Director, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and Professor of Toxicology

Y.L. Jones, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology

E.A. Kazacos, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology

R.A. Kreisle, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Comparative Pathobiology

S.D. Lenz, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology

T.L. Lin, DVM, PhD, Professor of Veterinary Pathology

J.B. Messick, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

M.A. Miller, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Professor of Veterinary Pathology

S. Mohammed, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology

J.A. Ramos-Vara, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECVP, Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology, Section Head of Pathology

R.E. Raskin, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

A.H. Rebar, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Executive Director of Discovery Park, Senior Associate Vice President for Research, and Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

W.M. Reed, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, and Charter Dipl. ACPV, Dean, College of Medicine, and Professor of Veterinary Pathology

P.W. Snyder, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Professor of Veterinary Pathology

C.A. Thompson, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

W.G. Van Alstine, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Professor of Veterinary Pathology

P.S. Wakenell, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Avian Diagnostics

W.L. Wigle, DVM, Clinical Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology

C.R. Wilson, MS, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Toxicology