Integrated Laboratory Systems (ILS) is proud to announce the expansion of our pathology operations by the addition of two skilled, experienced toxicologic pathologists, Debabrata Mahapatra, DVM, MS, DACVP and Kristen Hobbie, DVM, PhD.
Dr. Mahapatra holds Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (DVM equivalent) and Master of Veterinary Science degrees from West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences (Kolkata, India), and is currently a PhD candidate in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences program at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University. Dr. Mahapatra has over eleven years of experience as both a diagnostic veterinary pathologist and scientific investigator. He has broad diagnostic experience with a wide range of species including laboratory rodents, fish, marine mammals, birds, companion animals, reptiles, primates and livestock. In addition, through his PhD thesis research, he has extensive experience with Japanese medaka and zebrafish as models for toxicologic investigation.
Dr. Hobbie returns to ILS after being employed by Envigo for the past two years as a Principal Pathologist. Dr. Hobbie obtained her DVM from Michigan State University and PhD (Comparative Biomedical Sciences) degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. She has over ten years of experience in contract research organizations ranging from regulatory pharmaceutical safety assessment studies involving a variety of laboratory species (rodents, primates, mini-pigs and dogs) to endocrine and reproductive studies in fish, amphibians and birds.
At ILS, Drs. Mahapatra and Hobbie will serve as study pathologists for both commercial and government clients along with organizing and conducting peer reviews and pathology working groups.
“We are thrilled to be able to add these two remarkably qualified scientists with exceptional experience and training,” said Dr. Terry Adams, Pathology Program Manager. “Their respective skill sets and expertise will strengthen and expand the company’s capability to support current clients as well as pursue new opportunities.”
With the recent addition to our pathology personnel, Integrated Laboratory Systems will remain in the forefront of preclinical contract research organizations by providing customized solutions for GLP-compliant regulatory and investigative toxicology, in vivo and genetic toxicology, histology, and pathology. The scope of ILS’ services also includes toxicogenomics, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, as well as literature search services.