PhD Student Raj Maganti

I’m a doctoral research trainee/graduate student at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine involved in a unique cooperative veterinary anatomic pathology residency training/PhD program funded by Biogen Idec (Cambridge, MA) under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Dunstan, distinguished investigator at Biogen-Idec and an adjunct faculty of Cummings School.

Raj Maganti

PhD Student Manar Abdel Mageed

Who doesn’t know a person in his life who has suffered from cancer?! This question urged me to join the pathology department as a PhD student, where cancer pathology has become my obsession. I am fascinated by histology—how cells are perfectly organized to form tissues and organs—and by pathology where one sees that perfect organization disrupted by disease. I became very interested in understanding how and why this happens.

Manar Abdel Mageed and Elizabeth McNeil

PhD Student Johnathan Shearer

I am an active duty US Army Veterinarian, and as part of my career progression I was given the opportunity to return to school for advanced education. I realized early on that I was drawn to the zoonotic disease and public health side of veterinary medicine, as related to food safety and defense, more so than focusing on clinical practice. I chose to pursue a PhD in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

The PhD program in Biomedical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is focused on the following research areas: Infectious DiseasesDigestive Diseases, Neuroscience and Reproductive BiologyPathology, and Clinical Sciences. Program faculty hold full-time appointments at Cummings School and their research is largely funded by extramural grants.