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Comparative Neuropathology Program (CNP-P)

Welcome to the Comparative Neuropathology Program in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Washington. The program is directed by faculty member, Jessica M. Snyder DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology).  The mission of the program is to provide a comprehensive and collaborative neuropathology resource for investigative groups performing discovery and preclinical studies in animal models of neurologic disease.

Dr. Snyder is a specialist in comparative pathology and veterinary neurology with a focus on neuropathology. She has completed residencies in Veterinary Neurology and in Comparative Medicine and Pathology, and she is uniquely qualified to consult and assist with aspects of study design, disease model evaluation, and histopathological analysis, scoring and data interpretation in rodent and large animal models of neurological disease.

Specialized testing for this program is performed through the Histology and Imaging Core at South Lake Union and includes evaluation of biopsies and necropsy samples by state-of-the-art methods including histology and histochemical staining, immunohistochemistry, microscopy and digital imaging, and image analysis and morphometry.

Our services include:

  • Consultation and fee-for-service reading of slides
  • Assistance with study design
    • Animal models, time points
    • Selection / collection of samples
  • Histopathological analysis / scoring
  • Figure preparation for manuscripts

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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