The Division of Pathology provides research and service pathology support to investigators for laboratory animals at Yerkes and the larger Emory commmunity as well as external investigators and provides direction and scientific expertise for research projects using nonhuman primates on behalf of external investigators.
Division researchers engage in research focused on infectious diseases, including AIDS pathology, immunotherapy in the context of HIV infection, dengue infection and pathogenesis, XMRV infection, malaria and Listeria monocytogenes. In partnership with the Division of Animal Resources, Pathology faculty contributes to colony surveillance, provides diagnostic support to the Veterinary Department and provides tissues and diagnostic services for scientific investigators (e.g., anatomic pathology, histopathology and clinical pathology). The Pathology Division enccompasses all aspects of diagnostic pathology and is composed of the Anatomic Pathology Lab, Histopathology Lab and Clinical Pathology Lab.
Francois Villinger, DVM, PhD, serves as division chief and is the Principal Investigator of the NCRR-funded Resource for Nonhuman Primate Immune Reagents. Veterinary pathologists for the division are Cynthia Courtney, DVM, AnaPatricia Garcia, DVM, PhD, and Prachi Sharma, BVSc&AH, PhD. Division scientists are resources for internal and collaborating researchers to ensure their access to laboratories for clinical pathology, microbiology, histology, electron microscopy and immunology as well as facilities for necropsy and pathology.