Summary of Research Activity:
David Besselsen, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACVP, Director of University Animal Care (UAC) and UA Attending Veterinarian, specializes in laboratory animal medicine and pathology. He is responsible for long term planning and operations oversight for UAC, with an emphasis on rodent population medicine, quality assurance, and facility design. His areas of research emphasis are pathologic assessment of animal models of human disease, and diagnostic test development and characterization of rodent infectious disease. Anatomic and clinical pathology support for research projects, including comprehensive and targeted pathologic phenotyping of genetically altered rodents, are provided on a collaborative or paid service basis.