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Temeri Wilder-Kofie, D.V.M., Diplomate, ACLAM

Facility Veterinarian, Building 33

Comparative Medicine Branch

Major Areas of Research

  • High containment (i.e., animal biosafety level [ABSL]-3 and -4) vivarium management
  • Sustainability practices in animal vivariums
  • Disaster planning and training in animal vivariums


Dr. Wilder-Kofie is a facility veterinarian for the C.W. Bill Young Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, which includes an animal biosafety level-3 vivarium. Dr. Wilder-Kofie is a graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (2006). Upon graduation, she worked as a supervisory veterinary medical officer with with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service for 2 years. Her career in laboratory animal medicine began when she was accepted into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Animal Medicine Residency Program in 2008. Dr. Wilder-Kofie became specialty board certified by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2011. She joined the NIAID CMB team in 2012. During her laboratory animal career, she has worked with a wide variety of animal models, such as nonhuman primates, skunks, prairie dogs, and rodents.

Services Offered

  • Clinical veterinary care and management (i.e., animal biosafety level [ABSL]-3 and -4)
  • Colony management and regulatory oversight
  • Preventive medicine and disease surveillance
  • Disaster planning procedures (development and training)

Selected Publication

Wilder-Kofie TD, Lúquez C, Adler M, Dykes JK, Coleman JD, Maslanka SE. An alternative in vivo method to refine the mouse bioassay for botulinum toxin detection. Comp Med. 2011 Jun;61(3):235-42.

Last Updated September 20, 2013

Last Reviewed September 19, 2013