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Tanya LeRoith

Tanya LeRoith, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP

Clinical Associate Professor
Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
 
e-mail: tleroith@vt.edu
Capsule Biography (PDF)


Education

2005 Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology/Pathology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
1999 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Blacksburg, VA
1994 Bachelor of Science, Animal Science
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Board Certification

2006 Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology)

Research Interests

  • Animal models of infectious disease
  • Viral immunology
  • Comparative pathology

Professional Experience

2013-present Clinical Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
2005-present Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
1999–2005 Graduate Student and Resident in Anatomic Pathology
Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Jun-Aug 1997 Zweig Foundation Fellow
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Jun-Aug 1996 Student Intern
NIH/NCI
Bethesda, MD
May-Jul 1995 PreIRTA Fellow
NIH/NCI
Bethesda, MD
Jul-Aug 1994 Student Intern
NIH/NCRR Primate Unit
Bethesda, MD
Jun-Aug 1992 Student Intern
NIH/NEI
Bethesda, MD
Jun-Aug 1991 Student Intern
NIH/NEI
Bethesda, MD

Professional Memberships

  • Charles Louis Davis Foundation
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

Honors & Awards

2006 AdvanceVT Seed Grant Recipient
2005 Harriet B. Rigas Award for Outstanding Woman in Graduate Studies at the Doctorate Level
2004 Charles L. Davis Foundation Student Scholarship Award
2002-05 NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Developmental Award (K08) Fellow
2000-02 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellow

Selected Publications

  1. “Development and Validation of a Negative Strand-Specific RT-PCR Assay for Detection of a Chicken Strain of Hepatitis E Virus: Identification of Non-Liver Replication Sites” P. Billam, F.W. Pierson, W. Li, T. LeRoith, R. Duncan, and X.J. Meng. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 46, 2008.
  2. “Glucagonoma-associated necrolytic dermatitis in a dog.” K. Zimmerman, S. Clark, K. Hill, P. Laverty, A. Irizarry, T. LeRoith, and D. DeNicola. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 103, No. 3, 2008.
  3. “The Babesia bovis Merozoite Surface Antigen 1 hypervariable region induces surface-reactive antibodies that block merozoite invasion.” T. LeRoith, S.J. Berens, K.A. Brayton, S.A. Hines, W.C. Brown, J. Norimine, T.F. McElwain. Infection and Immunity. Vol. 74, Issue 6, 2006.
  4. Babesia bovis Merozoite Surface Antigen 1 (MSA-1) sequence variation and immunologic cross reactivity among vaccine strains and vaccine breakthrough isolates.” T. LeRoith, K.A. Brayton, J.B. Molloy, R.E. Bock, S.A. Hines, A.E. Lew, T.F. McElwain. Infection and Immunity. Vol. 73, Issue 9, 2005.
  5. “Intergenic regions in the Rhoptry Associated Protein–1 (rap-1) locus promote exogenous gene expression in Babesia bovis.” C.E. Suarez, G.H. Palmer, T. LeRoith, M. Florin-Christensen, B. Crabb, T.F. McElwain. International Journal for Parasitology Vol 34, Issue 10, 2004.
  6. "The Effects of Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor I on the Immune System of Aged Female Monkeys." D. LeRoith, J. Yanowski, E.P. Kaldjian, E.S. Jaffe, T. LeRoith, K. Purdue, B.D. Cooper, R. Pyle, W. Adler. Endocrinology Vol. 137, no. 3, 1996.