La Perle, Krista

Dr. La Perle

Krista La Perle
DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Associate Professor-Clinical Track
Director, Comparative Pathology & Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource
Director, Combined Pathology Residency/Graduate Program

Department of Veterinary Biosciences
The Ohio State University
470 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Office: (614) 292-5480
Fax: (614) 292-6473
Lab: (614) 292-6473
la-perle [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu

Professional Training and Experience

  • Associate Professor-Clinical Track, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, 2008-Present
  • Director, Comparative Pathology & Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource, The Ohio State University, 2008-Present
  • Director, Tri-Institutional Laboratory of Comparative Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and The Rockefeller University, 2004-2008
  • Director, Tri-Institutional Genetically Engineered Mouse Phenotyping Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and The Rockefeller University, 2002-2008
  • Associate Laboratory Member, Immunology Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2008
  • Assistant Laboratory Member, Immunology Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2002-2008
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Animal Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 2003-2008
  • PhD, Molecular and Experimental and Molecular Pathology, The Ohio State University, 2002
  • Graduate Research Associate, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1996-2002
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology), 2001
  • DVM, North Carolina State University, 1996
  • BS, Animal Science, North Carolina State University, 1992

Research, Education, and Service Interests

The “One Health-One Medicine” initiative strives to accelerate biomedical research discoveries and improve medical education and clinical care by linking human, animal and environmental health through expanded interdisciplinary collaborations. Approximately 60% of extramural funding involves animal-related research, with mice presenting 80-90% of the animals used. Given various anatomical and physiological differences between animals and humans, as well as specific age- and strain/breed-related background lesions, an experienced comparative pathologist is a critical component of research incorporating animal models to study disease. As a comparative pathologist and Director of the Comparative Pathology & Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource, I collaborate with numerous scientists across a multitude of disciplines to thoroughly and accurately characterize and validate their animal models.