About Dr. Read
Dr. Read is a board certified veterinary pathologist and research scientist specializing in basic and biomedical research. Dr. Read provides expert advice and services to investigators, bringing expertise is in gross and microscopic pathology. He performs, advises and instructs in necropsy, tissue sampling and preparation as well as histopathology and clinical pathology. Additionally, his expertise is valuable in planning animal studies, He has extensive experience with a wide variety of species but particularly inbred and genetically engineered rodents. In addition to standard histology, he is experienced with many special techniques such as special stains, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridization and electron microscopy.
Dr. Read has a diverse background that includes collaboration with many different
disciplines in basic and applied, academic and medical research. As well, he has experience
in industrial research on pharmaceutical and medical device discovery and development,
toxicologic pathology and animal models of human diseases. Dr. Read started in clinical
veterinary practice, but his interest in nutrition led him into research. His experiences
with research, such as tissue culture, protein chemistry, molecular biology and laboratory
animal medicine, provide a strong foundation for his contributions to research.
Dr. Read will consult initially without charge. It is highly recommended to consult prior to undertaking new animal research where histology is expected to be used.
1977: DVM (Veterinary Medicine), Texas A&M University; 1991: PhD (Biochemistry), University of Texas, Austin; 1988-1990: Research Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 1999-2002: Veterinary Pathology Residency, Mississippi State University; 2005: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists.