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Tanya LeRoith, DVM, PhD, DACVP–Anatomic Pathology

Clinical Professor
  • Anatomic Pathology
Tanya LeRoith
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

PhD, Microbiology/Pathology, 2005
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

DVM, 1999
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

BS, Animal Science, 1994
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists—Anatomic Pathology, 2006
  • Animal models of infectious disease
  • Viral immunology
  • Comparative pathology

2018–present
Clinical Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2013–2018
Clinical Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2005–2013
Assistant Professor, Anatomic Pathology

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

1999–2005
Graduate Student and Resident, Anatomic Pathology

Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

Summer 1997
Zweig Foundation Fellow

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Summer 1996
Student Intern

NIH/NCI
Bethesda, MD

May–July 1995
PreIRTA Fellow

NIH/NCI
Bethesda, MD

July–August 1994
Student Intern

NIH/NCRR Primate Unit
Bethesda, MD

Summer 1992
Student Intern

NIH/NEI
Bethesda, MD

Summer 1991
Student Intern

NIH/NEI
Bethesda, MD

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