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Alexander Yu. Nikitin, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Leader, Cornell Stem Cell Program, Director, Stem Cell Pathology Unit. Dr. Nikitin is a human pathologist by training and has over 25 years of experience in rodent pathology. His research focuses on roles of stem cells in tissue homeostasis and carcinogenesis. Dr. Nikitin has extensive experience in generation and characterization of genetically modified animals. His laboratory has prepared over 25 strains of genetically modified mice and rats. Dr. Nikitin also has extensively applied various imaging approaches, including confocal and nonlinear microscopy, in his research. He is co-founder and co-organizer of Annual Practical Workshop on the Pathology of Mouse Models for Human Disease. Dr. Nikitin specifically focuses on development of stem cell pathology as a discipline and on integration of stem cell pathology efforts to the overall diagnostic and investigative pathology.

Andrew D. Miller, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, Assistant Professor, is a veterinary anatomic pathologist with a diverse background in veterinary anatomic pathology. His research interests are within area of comparative neuropathology, nonhuman primate pathology, and cancer modeling in genetically modified mice. Before joining Cornell, Dr. Miller was a faculty member of the New England Primate Research Center, a division of the Harvard Medical School. At the primate center he oversaw the diagnostic pathology service and the tissue procurement core within the division of comparative pathology.

Teresa L. Southard, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Assistant Clinical Professor is a veterinary anatomic pathologist with advanced training in laboratory animal pathology. Dr. Southard has extensive experience with gross and microscopic pathology of mice and is involved in several collaborative research projects, in which her role is to provide histopathologic analysis of tissues.