Mouse Pathology

Student and faculty looking through microscope

Research Training in Mouse Pathobiology
Mouse Models of Human Disease

Program Director:  Thomas Rosol, DVM, PhD

The purpose of this NIH funded training program, currently starting its 11th year, is to provide an outstanding environment for veterinarians (DVM or VMD) and DVM/PhDs to attain specific research and conceptual skills to develop and utilize mouse models of human disease.  The long-term goal is to provide trainees the expertise needed to work in research teams to fulfill national needs in the development of highly trained scientists in mouse pathobiology.

By participating in this Program:

  1. trainees will gain knowledge and skills to understand and evaluate pathophysiologic changes in mouse models of human disease through didactic coursework and applied training in pathology and molecular biology;
  2. trainees will interact with our multidisciplinary faculty to identify the range of research problems that use murine and other rodent models;
  3. trainees will acquaint themselves with the basic and clinical research studies in the laboratories and clinical sites of the participating faculty, and select a research problem that utilizes a murine or rodent model for evaluation;
  4. following the selection of a preceptor and research problem, trainees will participate in the design and performance of experiements, as well as analysis and presentation of data.

These specific aims support the overall goal of the T-32 Program to support trainees to acquire a broad background in molecular biology, genetics, pathology, laboratory animal medicine, and research design methodology.  The training program is coordinated through an established graduate program in the College of Veterinary Medicine and supported by a unified group of basic and clinical scientists with ongoing collaborative programs at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

 Participating Faculty Mentors

For more information please contact:

Thomas Rosol DVM, PhD
The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Biosciences
1925 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210-1093
Ph: (614) 292-5661
Rosol [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu