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Rachel Cianciolo, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVP (Anatomic Pathology)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Co-Director, International Veterinary Renal Pathology Service

Department of Veterinary Biosciences


The Ohio State University
301 Goss Laboratory
1925 Coffey Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Ph: (614) 292-9717
Fx: (614) 292-6473


Professional Training and Experience

    • PhD, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University and GlaxoSmithKline, 2012
    • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology), 2009
    • Anatomic Pathology Resident, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2008
    • VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 2005
    • BA, Biology and Anthropology, Washington University, 2000

      Research Interests

        • Comparative Nephropathology, specifically the investigation of pathogenesis, epidemiology, and treatment of spontaneous kidney disease in veterinary species as models for renal disease in humans
        • Elucidation of the various etiologies of canine glomerulonephridites
        • Validation of novel urinary biomarker assays to detect renal injury and aid in prognostication
        • Systemic effects of hypertension and metabolic syndromes in canines
        • Additional diagnostic modalities for pathologic evaluation, including immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, stereology, and digital microscopy