The IDPS conducts comprehensive postmortem examination (i.e., necropsy) and tissue collection training on laboratory animal species; and provides complete microscopic tissue evaluation utilizing a wide array of diagnostic, molecular, and special studies to support spontaneous and experimental disease pathogenesis research primarily involving significant and/or emerging public health threats.
Derron A. Alves, D.V.M., Diplomate ACVP
Chief, Infectious Disease Pathogenesis Section
Specialty(s): Infectious Disease
D.V.M., North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
B.S., Tuskegee University
Kevin Bock, M.S.
Mahnaz Minai, M.S.
Languages Spoken: Farsi
Bianca Nagata, M.S., HTL(ASCP)
M.S., 2015, Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs, Washington, DC
B.A., 2014, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Languages Spoken: Japanese
Former Research Group Members
Ian Moore, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVP (Emory University, Atlanta, GA)
Marlene Orandle, D.V.M., Ph.D. (The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA)
Lily Cheng, D.V.M., DACVP, DABT (AstraZeneca, Gaithersburg, MD)
Jerrold Ward, D.V.M., Ph.D, DACVP (National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD); established the Infectious Disease Pathogenesis Section in 2003