Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Thomas E. Cecere, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Assistant Professor
Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Education

  • 2012
    PhD, Viral Immunology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2008
    MSVM, Anatomic Pathology
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC
  • 2005
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2001
    BS, 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
    Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2009 – 2012
    Fellow, NIH T32 Animal Model Research for Veterinarians Program
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2008 – 2009
    Virginia Tech Cunningham Doctoral Scholar
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    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.