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Sanjeev Gumber, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, DACVP

Veterinary Pathologist
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory School of Medicine

Phone: 404-727-7022

Fax: 404-727-4531



Sanjeev Gumber earned his BVSc from Punjab Agricultural University, India. After graduation, he completed a MVSc in Epidemiology and Preventive Veterinary Medicine with a research focused on the epidemiology of bovine brucellosis. Sanjeev received his doctorate from the University of Sydney, Australia on various aspects of the pathogenesis and diagnosis of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis. After completion of his PhD, Sanjeev successfully completed the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduate program at Oklahoma State University. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as an anatomic pathology resident at Louisiana State University. Dr. Gumber became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. Prior to joining Yerkes National Primate Research Center, he worked as a diagnostic anatomic pathologist at Kansas State University. His research interests include studying the role of epithelial junctions in the pathogenesis of SIV infection in the gastrointestinal (GI) and reproductive tracts in nonhuman primates (NHPs). Additional interest and focus of research are to develop a rhesus macaque model to study acute Babesia microti infection, NHP model of TB/SIV co-infection, and idiopathic chronic diarrhea in NHPs, a major clinical issue among animals in the Yerkes breeding colony, with probably extensive overlap with disruption of GI integrity in the context of SIV/HIV pathogenesis. He has authored and coauthored over 36 publications, a book chapter and 2 patent applications in the field of infectious diseases. 

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