Comparative Pathology Education & Training Opportunities

Research training programs

A major mission of the Division of Comparative Pathology is to foster biomedical education and training of students and postdoctoral scientists. The TNPRC has a formal junior faculty mentoring program which is overseen by Dr. Carriapa, whose appointment is in the Division of Comparative Pathology. All division faculty are involved in the training and mentoring of postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, and veterinary residents in anatomic and clinical pathology, immunology, gastrointestinal and reproductive immunology, and neuroscience. The TNPRC has an established research and veterinary pathology training program in conjunction with the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU-SVM) in Baton Rouge (about an hour away) in which the faculty and students participate jointly in a variety of research and veterinary pathology training programs. The division also participates in the training and mentoring of graduate students in the LSU-SVM / Tulane Joint COBRE and Center for Experintal Infectious Diseases Research (CEIDR) programs. The Division also provides extensive research training in immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, in situ hybridization and other molecular biology techniques for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Veterinary pathology training

The Division is also involved in a variety of training programs including preparatory training for the Board Certifying Examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). Pathologists in the division work with pathologists at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine to provide anatomic and clinical pathology training. The TNPRC is also an active and participating member of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Wednesday slide conference, in which we routinely receive and submit interesting case files for the purpose of teaching and training of veterinary pathologists.

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