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COVID-19 Update

The CPP staff are currently working remotely to the fullest extent possible under new guidelines issued by the University.  Our current staffing is limited so our turn-around time for project completion is longer than normal.
If you are interested in any of our services or have questions please contact Kerrie Allen for more information.

Under the mandated “Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation the Office of Research has adopted criteria for certain “in-person” research to continue.  To see if your research meets these criteria please visit the Office Of Research

Please keep in mind this is a fluid situation and can change at any time.  We look forward to working with you under normal operations soon.

Kerrie Allen

The Comparative Pathology Program (CPP)

The Comparative Pathology Program (CPP) in the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) at the University of Washington School of Medicine integrates the pathology of laboratory animal species with basic science and systems biology. Which results in the improved development and translation of animal models to human diseases. The CPP faculty are veterinarians with specialty training in molecular disease pathogenesis and comparative pathobiology of model organisms. The CPP has two specialized programs including Comparative Neuropathology (CNP-P) and Comparative Pathology of Aging (CPA-P). CPP faculty engage in training of DCM residents, graduate students, research, and technical staff in comparative pathology and use of animal models in translational research.


The CPP is composed of two sections, Molecular Pathology and Veterinary Pathology which takes advantage of the resources within the Histology and Imaging Core (HIC), UW Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UWVDL), and DCM. Brian Johnson and Kerrie Allen are the lead program managers who oversee the day-to-day running of the HIC and the UWVDL respectively. CPP faculty and staff have offices within the HIC located at the University of Washington School of Medicine-South Lake Union (N-310) and the Health Sciences Building (I-458). The integration of the HIC with the CPP provide the expertise and technical resources necessary to assist investigators performing basic science, discovery, and preclinical studies.

Contact Dr. Jessica Snyder for more information.


State of the art Histology, Immunohistochemistry and Digital Microscopy technologies are utilized at the HIC.  Click here for a list of equipment.

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We encourage anyone interested in using our services to consult with us during the planning stages of your project.