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The Department of Pathobiology is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in veterinary and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases and immunology. Our faculty members’ research ranges from the basic understanding of the mechanisms of disease caused by a wide range of agents (including emerging and zoonotic pathogens) to the different protective and pathological responses o host organisms. We offer advanced training in diagnostic anatomic and clinical pathology, as well as research training in our areas of expertise.

** NEW - MSc/PhD Position in veterinary cancer diagnostics - deadline March 18th, 2015   click here for more details

New Faculty Member - Dr. Stefan Keller

Pathobiology is excited to welcome new faculty member Dr. Stefan Keller, an anatomic pathologist, who will be joining us on March 1st. Stefan has a DVM from Berlin, Germany, has completed a Dr. Med Vet from Zurich, Switzerland, and is an ECVP diplomate. Most recently he completed his PhD at UC Davis. His research focusses on diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of the lymphocyte antigen receptor and his has a strong background in molecular techniques as well as specialty training in diagnostic immunopathology. His extension is 54637, office is 3843, drop by and say Hello!


Faculty In the News

Prof. Dale Smith outlines the impact of Ebola on chimps and gorillas in Central Africa in a recent interview with CBC Radio.

Prof Scott Weese helps OVC fine-tune isolation protocols for animals during trial run with “Ebola”.

Graduate PhD Student Marlene Paibomesai talks about her career in dairy research.

50th Anniversary Edition of the Milk Producer highlights work produced by Dr. Bonnie Mallard, HIR/Immunity+,  is listed in the University of Guelph's top 5 dairy research innovations of the past 50 years.

New $25-Million National Cancer Network Includes OVC Profs
Two University of Guelph scientists are part of a new $25-million national research network of experts developing novel biotherapeutics for cancer. Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Professors Byram Bridle and Paul Woods are the only two veterinary researchers involved in the BioCanRx Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE) announced today by Ed Holder, federal minister of state for industry.

John Prescott Quoted in The Walrus 
Professor Emeritus John Prescott was quoted in an article in the January issue of The Walrus entitled “Playing Chicken:  Antibiotics made modern farming possible. By abusing them, we risk everything”. In the article he discusses veterinary antimicrobial drug use in animals.