Robert Read

Assoicate Professor

(901) 678-5159
UofM Central Campus, Life Sciences
Office Hours
By appointment
Dr. Robert Read

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.

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