Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

Tanya LeRoith, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, ACVP

Clinical Associate Professor
Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

Education

  • 2005
    PhD
    Microbiology/Pathology
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
  • 1999
    DVM
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1994
    BS, 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
    Anatomic Pathology
    Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2005 – Present
    Assistant Professor
    Anatomic Pathology
    Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1999 – 2005
    Graduate Student and Resident
    Anatomic Pathology
    Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
    Washington State University
    Pullman, WA
  • June – Aug. 1997
    Zweig Foundation Fellow
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
  • June – Aug. 1996
    Student Intern
    NIH/NCI
    Bethesda, MD
  • May – July 1995
    PreIRTA Fellow
    NIH/NCI
    Bethesda, MD
  • July – Aug. 1994
    Student Intern
    NIH/NCRR Primate Unit
    Bethesda, MD
  • June – Aug. 1992
    Student Intern
    NIH/NEI
    Bethesda, MD
  • June – 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 – 2005
    NIH Mentored Clinical Scientist Developmental Award (K08) Fellow
  • 2000 – 2002
    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.