Heather Simmons, DVM, DACVP

Veterinary Pathologist

DEPARTMENT

WNPRC Animal Services, Pathology Services and Tissue Distribution Unit Head

CONTACT

Heather Simmons’ email
(608) 265-8279

CURRICULUM VITAE

Heather Simmon’s Curriculum Vitae

ALIGNED RESEARCH FOCUS

Comparative pathology, aging, cancer, infectious diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.

ORGAN SYSTEM/DISEASE FOCUS

Infectious diaseases, aging, cancer/neoplasia

RESEARCH DESCRIPTION

My research interests include comparative pathology of nonhuman primates (NHP), wildlife and domestic species; non-human primate models of human disease; and mechanisms of infectious and non-infectious disease. I collaborate with investigators to plan research protocols investigating a variety of research interests including cervical anatomy during pregnancy, spontaneous neoplasia, infectious diseases such as SIV/HIV and listeria, Parkinson’s disease, as well as pathologies associated with diet and aging.

The WNPRC is committed to ensuring maximum scientific use of animals through the Nonhuman Primate Biological Materials Distribution program, which allows distribution of biological samples from animals assigned to short term minimally invasive protocols and animals undergoing terminal procedures.

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