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. 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. Kerrie Allen is the lead program manager who oversees the day-to-day running of the HIC and the UWVDL. 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 provides the expertise and technical resources necessary to assist investigators performing basic science, discovery, and preclinical studies.

Contact Kerrie Allen 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.

Pathology consultations can be initiated by contacting Kerrie Allen.

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