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Louis J. DeTolla Jr.

Louis J. DeTolla Jr. V.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Pathology
Secondary Appointments: Administration, Epidemiology & Public Health, Medicine
Additional Title(s): Director, Comparative Medicine and Chief, Veterinary Resources
Location: MSTF, G-100
Phone: 410-706-8537
Fax: 410-706-8538

Personal History:


A.B., Temple University, Psychology

M.S., Rutgers University, Microbiology

Ph.D., Rutgers University – Pathology and Immunology

V.M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Current Positions

Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Departments of Pathology, Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine.

Director, Program of Comparative Medicine and Chief, Veterinary Resources, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Research Interests:

Dr. DeTolla is a veterinarian with a PhD in Pathology and is currently Professor of Pathology in our Department of Pathology. He regularly reviews gross and microscopic histopathology for a wide range of species and especially mice. In addition, Dr. DeTolla is the Chief of Veterinary Resources and the Director of Comparative Medicine and oversees a group of other veterinary pathologists that are a part of his team, including Aruna Panda, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Michael Lipsky, PhD, Professor Pathology and Charles McLeod, DVM, DACVP, Chief of Veterinary Pathology. Dr. DeTolla regularly collaborates with a wide range of investigators utilizing animal models, especially in the area of infectious diseases, biohazards, biodefense, primatology and vaccine development. He is funded by NIH, DOD and industry.



Selected Publications

Kolappaswamy K, Mahalingam R, Traina-Dorge V, Shipley ST, Gilden DH, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, McLeod CG Jr., Hungerford LL, DeTolla LJ. Disseminated Simian Varicella Virus Infection in an Irradiated Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta). Journal of Virology, 2007, 81: 411-415

Krishnan Kolappaswamy, Steven T Shipley, Ivan I Tatarov and Louis J DeTolla (2008) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus non-aureus Infection in an Irradiated Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta). Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, May 2008, Vol. 47, No 3, 64-67.

Steven T Shipley, Aruna Panda, Edwin H. Kriel, Louis J. DeTolla, Abdul Q Khan, Sofie Livio, James P. Nataro, Myron M. Levine and Marcelo B. Sztein. A Challenge Model for Shigella dysenteriae 1 in Cynomolgus Monkeys (Macaca fascicularis). Comparative Medicine, 60(1):54-61. 2010.