Dr. La Perle joined the faculty in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and serves as Director of the Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource. Her BS and DVM were earned at North Carolina State University in 1992 and 1996, respectively. She completed postdoctoral training in veterinary anatomic pathology and obtained her PhD in Experimental and Molecular Pathology from The Ohio State University where her National Institutes of Health-funded research focused on animal models of thyroid cancer and developing gene therapy strategies of sodium/iodide symporter-mediated radionuclide imaging and therapy for cancer. Prior to returning to OSU, she was Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Pathology and Genetically Engineered Mouse Phenotyping Service for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Rockefeller University in New York. Her primary responsibilities involve providing clinical and anatomic veterinary pathology support to investigative staff utilizing animal models with an emphasis on conducting extensive baseline phenotypic profiles of genetically engineered mice and pre-clinical efficacy and toxicity studies. She is actively engaged in mentoring of pathology and laboratory animal trainees and serves as Director of OSU’s Combined Pathology Residency/Graduate Program and the Anatomic Pathology Training Coordinator. She is also very involved in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, including 5 previous years on the Examination Committee, prior Chair of the Student Chapter Committee, previous member of the Certifying Examination Board, and a current Councilor.