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DBSP Faculty

Dr. Thomas Cecere

Thomas E. Cecere, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Assistant Professor
Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
 
e-mail: tcecere@vt.edu


Education

2012 Doctor of Philosophy, Viral Immunology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
2008 Master of Specialized Veterinary Medicine, Anatomic Pathology
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
2005 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
2001 Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
1999 Associate of Science
Virginia Western Community College
Roanoke, VA

Board Certification

2008 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology)

Research Interests

  • Swine infectious diseases
  • Microbial immunology
  • Diagnostic pathology
  • Pedagogy

Professional Experience

2012-present Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
2009-2012 Fellow, NIH T32 Animal Model Research for Veterinarians Program
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
2008-2009 Virginia Tech Cunningham Doctoral Scholar
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
2005-2008 Anatomic Pathology Residency
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Raleigh, NC

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • Charles Louis Davis Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

Selected Publications

  1. Cecere TE, Todd SM, LeRoith T. Regulatory T cells in arterivirus and coronavirus infections: do they protect against or enhance disease? Viruses. 2012 May; 4(5): 833-46.
  2. Cecere TE, Meng, XJ, Pelzer KD, Todd SM, Beach NM, Ni YY, LeRoith T. Co-infection of porcine dendritic cells with porcine circovirus type 2a (PCV2a) and genotype II porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) induces CD4+CD25+FoxP3+ T cells in vitro. 2012. Veterinary Microbiology in press.
  3. Smith EA, Kumar S, Deventhiran J, Cecere T, LeRoith T, McGilliard M, Elankumaran S, Mullarky I. A Time Course for Susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus Respiratory Infection during Influenza in a Swine Model. Influenza Research and Treatment, Volume 2011, doi:10.1155/2011/846910.
  4. LeRoith T, Hammond S, Todd SM, Ni Y, Cecere T, Pelzer KD. A modified live PRRSV vaccine and the pathogenic parent strain induce regulatory T cells in pigs naturally infected with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 2011 Apr 15;140(3-4):312-6.
  5. Brown DL, Van Winkle T, Cecere T, Rushton S, Brachelente C, Cullen JM. Congenital hepatic fibrosis in 5 dogs. Veterinary Pathology. 2010 Jan;47(1):102-7.
  6. J. E. Carter, J. L. Tarigo, W. Vernau, T. E. Cecere, R. L. Hovis, S. E. Suter. Erythrophagocytic low-grade extranodal T-cell lymphoma in a cat. Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 2008 Dec;37(4):416-21.
  7. Hill TL, Breitschwerdt EB, Cecere T, Vaden S. Concurrent Hepatic Copper Toxicosis and Fanconi's syndrome in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2008 Jan-Feb; 22(1):219-22.