The core mission within the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM) in the Department of Pathobiology is divided into three specific activities:
1. Veterinary Clinical, Pathology, Diagnostic Services and Regulatory Support: Pathobiology faculty and staff within University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) provide veterinary and diagnostic support to investigators throughout the University of Pennsylvania.
2. Training of Veterinary Students and Residents: Faculty and staff from our group teach veterinary students about laboratory animal biology, medicine, and diseases by providing didactic courses in the Veterinary School. Learn more about training for students and residents...
3. Biomedical/Clinical Research and Consulting for Investigators in Animal Modeling: Our faculty and clinical veterinarians consult and advise scientists in methods to improve their experimental models and may participate in collaborative research projects.
Major areas of research interest include pathogenesis of infectious disease, improvements in the anesthesia of rodents, large animals and amphibians, musculoskeletal physiology, rodent virology, improvements in research animal husbandry, veterinary care of immunodeficient small and large animals, novel cellular therapies for development of immunological tolerance and transplantation immunobiology.
Gaertner, Diane J., DVM, DACLAM
Role: Professor, Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania