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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Alan J Herron, D.V.M.Professor


  • D.V.M., Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine


  • Thomas Astor Resident in Pathology, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY

Post-doctoral Training

  • Post doctoral fellow in laboratory animal medicine and pathology, University of Rochester, School of Medicine

Area of Interest

  • Diseases of laboratory animals and exotic species
  • Animal models for human disease

Current Position

  • Associate Director for Research and Head of Comparative Pathology Laboratory, Center for Comparative Medicine

Professional Positions Held

  • Chief of Comparative Pathology, Columbia University, 2001-2006
  • Head of Anatomic Pathology, Division of Comparative Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Miami, School of Medicine, 1986-2001

Honors and Awards

  • Consultant, AAALAS International, 1999-2005

Representative Publications

  • Wang, Y., Herron, A.J., Worman, W.H., Pathology and nuclear abnormalities in hearts of transgenic Mice expressing M371K Lamin A encoded by an LMNA mutation causing Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. Human Mol Genet. 2006 August 15;15(16): 2479-89
  • Boozer, CN, Herron, A.J. Simmondsin for weight loss in rats Int J Obes (London). 2006 Jul;30(7): 1143-48
  • Martins, GA,Cimmino, L, Shapiro-Shelef, M.,
  • Herron. AJ, Magnusdottir, E., Calame, K. Transcriptional repressor Blimp-1 regulates T cell homeostasis and function. Nat Immunol. 2006 May;7(5) 457-65
Alan J Herron, D.V.M.

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