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Cattley Named Head of College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Pathobiology

By Janet L. McCoy, (e), (p) 334-844-3698

Auburn, Alabama —

Dr. Russell C. Cattley has been named head of the Department of Pathobiology in the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Since 2011, Cattley has held the Tyler and Frances Young Endowed Chair of Pathology, and he will remain the Young Chair while serving as department head.

Dr. Cattley earned the B.S. degree from Rutgers University, M.S. from Clemson University, V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.  He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. 

“The College of Veterinary Medicine is extremely fortunate to have appointed Dr. Cattley as head of the Department of Pathobiology,” said Calvin Johnson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. 

“He brings an excellent perspective from his former scientific and leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry, in a research institute, and in academia.  He is committed to faculty development, supporting high-impact, leading-edge research, and training students at every level of the veterinary and graduate curricula.”

His academic interests include experimental and diagnostic pathology, chemical carcinogenesis, cancer biology, and pathology of the liver.

Cattley was previously a staff member of the Department of Pathology at Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA where he served in various positions including executive director of pathology.  From 1990-1999, he held several positions in the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology in Research Triangle Park, N.C.  Cattley previously was on the faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

 A prior connection to Auburn includes his appointment as National Institutes of Health resident in veterinary and comparative pathology in the joint training program between University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine and Dentistry and the then Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.


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