Pathobiology & Population Medicine

The Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine (PPM) is diverse in function, specialty and geographic location, but the foundational role is diagnostic and clinical service. Our faculty provide diagnostic and animal health assistance for Mississippi poultry, livestock and companion animals through their work in the Mississippi Veterinary Research Diagnostic Laboratory (MVRDL) at Jackson and Starkville.

PPM faculty staff the catfish diagnostic laboratory, located at the Thad Cochran Warmwater Aquaculture Center, and support the Mississippi catfish industry with diagnostic service, on-farm consultation and catfish disease research.

Mississippi food animal industries receive assistance with animal health problems through our intensive in-hospital patient care, as well as on-farm, real world animal care. We have faculty who specialize in reproductive problems in animals, and they make extensive use of the Morgan Freeman Equine Reproduction Research Unit to improve knowledge of equine reproductive disorders.

Lastly, faculty specializing in food safety, public health and epidemiology (the study of disease in large populations) assist our poultry and processing industries to identify and manage food safety hazards. We use our service activities to involve veterinary and graduate students in case and herd management. Real world problems become our research projects, and we work to create knowledge for today.

Diagnostic Laboratory System

Contact Information

Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Pathobiology & Population Medicine 
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100
Phone: 662-325-1300
Fax: 662-325-4548

Diagnostic Laboratory Services
Austin, Frank
Baumgartner, Wes
Bulla, Camilio
Cooley, Jim
Jack, Skip
Johnson, Melanie
Morgan, Tim
Olivier, Alicia

Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction)
Hopper, Richard
King, Heath
Ryan, Peter
Smith, Jack
Walters, Kevin

Internal Medicine
Grissett, Gretchen
Fleming, Sherrill
Genova, Suzanne

Mississippi Veterinary Research
and Diagnostic Laboratory (Jackson, MS)
Baughman, Brittany
Mauel, Michael
Pace, Lanny
Vice, Carol
Wilson, Floyd

Mississippi Poultry Diagnostic
Laboratory (Jackson, MS)
Banda, Alajandro
Hubbard, Sue Ann
Magee, Danny

Yan, Lifang               

Thad Cochran Warmwater Aquaculture
Center Catfish Diagnostic Laboratory
Gaunt, Patricia
Griffin, Matt
Khoo, Lester

 Field Services
Brett, Jim
Christiansen, David
Meiring, Richard

Epidemiology and Public
Health Practice
Bailey, Hart
Epperson, Bill
Hoblet, Kent
Huston, Carla
Khaitsa, Margaret
Smith, David R.
Wills, Robert

Residents
Bass, Kathryn
Curotto Bulla, Sandra
Dutta, Ranendra
Lee, Kevin
Kumar, Shyamesh
McBride, Ann Marie

 

Interns
O'Nan, Kyle
Moser, Lesley