Comparative Pathology

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The Division of Comparative Pathology of the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) has a dual role in providing diagnostic and clinical support services for TNPRC veterinarians and researchers, while also performing cutting-edge translational research on nonhuman primates (NHP) for a variety of diseases of major importance to human and animal health. The Division also provides clinical and research training in pathology for junior faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents. The major focus of research in the division is infectious diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis, Zika virus, and other emerging infectious diseases.

The Division is comprised of 13 faculty, 4 postdoctoral fellows, 22 laboratory staff, 1 graduate students, one PhD student, and three Administrative staff. Among the 13 faculty members, 4 are core leaders or pathologists, eight have their own independently funded research programs, and one oversees the junior faculty mentoring program for the TNPRC. The Chair is Ronald Veazey, DVM, PhD, who has over 25 years of experience in veterinary pathology and research, and has led the DCP since 2003.

The three intertwined missions of the Division are to:

  1. Perform quality biomedical research in nonhuman primates to promote the health and humans and animals.
  2. Provide diagnostic pathology services and research support for the TNPRC veterinarians as well as local and national researchers.
  3. Continue to foster education, training, and mentoring of students and postdoctoral scientists in all aspects of cell and tissue based pathology and biomedical research using nonhuman primates.

More details on how the Division of Comparative Pathology performs these functions may be found in the links below:

  1. Research Programs
  2. Research Resources
  3. Education & Training Opportunities.

The TNPRC is a division of Tulane University (985) 871-6201