Jessica M. Snyder DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVIM (Neurology) and ACVP
Dr. Snyder is a specialist in comparative pathology and veterinary neurology with a focus on neuropathology and aging. 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. Board certified in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, October 2015
Jenna Klug, DVM, MS, DACVP
Dr. Klug is a veterinary specialist in comparative pathology with a focus on aging. She completed veterinary residency training in Laboratory Animal Medicine and Pathology in the Department of Comparative Medicine at UW, and is well qualified to provide comparative pathology consultation and support for various aspects of animal research including study design, necropsy, histopathology analysis, scoring, disease model evaluation, cause of death analyses, and imaging and figure production in rodent and large animal research models. Board certified in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, September 2022
Dr. Murnane is a board certified veterinary pathologist at the Washington National Primate Research Center, and has many years of broad experience in comparative veterinary pathology including over 10 years of research and pathology experience with zoo and wild animals. His primary responsibility is to provide research and diagnostic pathology expertise for the primate center. Dr. Murnane’s current primary research interest is focused on multi-disciplinary efforts to develop meta-analysis tools to query and analyze the plethora of scientific data available to biomedical researchers.
Dr. Sanders is a specialist in aquatic animal veterinary medicine and pathology. He was certified as a Fish Pathologist by the American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section, June 2004. He is uniquely qualified to consult and assist with aspects of aquatic animal facility and system configuration for study design, disease model evaluation, histopathological analysis, scoring, and data interpretation of various aquatic animal models.
Kerrie Allen, CPP/UWVDL Program Operations Manager
Kerrie Allen is the Program Operations Manager for the University of Washington Veterinary Diagnostic Lab/Comparative Pathology Program at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Washington State University in Animal Science with a main focus in veterinary medicine. She has a broad background in zoo and exotics specializing in large mammals and also in the veterinary science and diagnostics fields. She currently operates and manages multiple necropsy suites and pathology services through the Department of Comparative Medicine.
Brian Johnson, Senior Research Scientist
Brian Johnson is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington State University he received extensive histopathology training as a pathologists assistant (PA) for multiple clinical laboratories in the Puget sound area. He then spent two years working as a research scientist in pre-clinical development in a Seattle area biotechnology firm focusing on rodent and non-human primate pathology and lead candidate tissue cross-reactivity studies. Brian is now the program manager of the Histology and Imaging Core/Comparative Pathology Program at South Lake Union where he focuses on antibody optimization, digital imaging and quantitative image analysis.
Sarah Proffitt, Research Scientist
Sarah Proffitt is a Research Coordinator within the Department of Comparative Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University in 2014 where she studied Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences. In addition to her role in the Comparative Pathology Program, Sarah works across several service areas and specializes in Rodent Health Monitoring, Biological Monitoring, AOPS, Zebrafish Facility Management, Rodent Importing/Exporting and Animal Welfare and Oversight.