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Veterinary Pathobiology

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Dr. Jerry W. Ritchey, Professor & Department Head
Dr. Melanie A. Breshears, Associate Professor & Coordinator of Anatomic Pathology Residency Program
Dr. James K. Meinkoth, Professor & Coordinator of Clinical Pathology Residency Program
Gayle Sisney, Staff Assistant

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Faculty in the News

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Dr. Richard Eberle selected as a 2016 Regent's Distinguished Researcher

Dr. Richard Eberle, Professor of Molecular Virology in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, has been selected as a 2016 Regents’ Distinguished Researcher.

Dr. Eberle is an internationally recognized expert in simian herpesviruses, especially monkey B virus. For decades, Dr. Eberle has studied the extreme neurovirulence of this virus. He is without question one of two scientists in the world considered the leading authority on BV. Dr. Eberle’s work has mapped the genome of BV, he has developed a murine model to study BV, and he has used this model to test anti-viral drug efficacy against BV infection; this providing physicians model-tested data when needing to treat patients post-exposure to BV.

Due to Dr. Eberle’s expertise and reputation as a scientist, he has been actively sought after for national and international presentations, invited to participate in NIH study sections and has been invited to participate in site visit teams in support of the National Primate Research Centers.

Dr. Eberle received his undergraduate degree in Bacteriology from the University of California at Los Angeles and his PhD in Virology and Epidemiology from the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Dr. Eberle has served on faculty since 1986 and is a previous recipient of both the Beecham and Pfizer Award for Research Excellence.