Department of Pathobiology
The mission of the Department of Pathobiology is to discover and disseminate new knowledge of diseases through research and diagnostic services that will benefit the health of animals and the public, while engaging and educating students for productive careers in service and scholarship.
The Department of Pathobiology is actively engaged in research, teaching, and outreach within the College of Veterinary Medicine. Research is directed toward basic biomedical science, comparative medicine, and applied aspects of animal diseases.
The department’s faculty members include scientists with advanced training and expertise in immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, parasitology, pathology and public health. Some faculty members hold appointments in the Scott-Ritchey Research Center, the Alabama State Diagnostic Laboratory, the Auburn Transgenic Facility and the Sugg Laboratory for Animal Health Research.
The Department of Pathobiology is the academic home for graduate students and pathology residents in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. Pathobiology faculty enrich the educational experiences of graduate students, residents, and veterinary students through their discovery and application of new knowledge in infectious disease, biodetection, cancer biology, molecular therapy, vaccinology, public health and applied diagnostics.