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ULAM Welcomes Two New Faculty Members


The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) has recently welcomed two new faculty veterinarians:

Gerry Hish, DVM, DACLAM

Gerry Hish, DVM, DACLAM, joined ULAM as a Faculty Veterinarian in June. He also currently serves as the Program Director for the ULAM Postdoctoral Clinical Training Program. Dr. Hish brings a great deal of experience to U-M, including serving on the staff of the University of Washington’s Comparative Medicine Department and, most recently, as the Director of the Animal Care Program at Wayne State University.

He received his veterinary degree from Virginia Tech and spent 11 years in the Washington, D.C. area in private practice before transitioning to research. Dr. Hish completed his residency in laboratory animal medicine with ULAM and U-M from 2010-2013.

Brooke Pallas, DVM, BS

Brooke Pallas, DVM, BS, DACLAM headshot

Brooke Pallas, DVM, BS, joined ULAM as a Faculty Veterinarian in July after completing his postdoctoral fellowship in laboratory animal medicine with ULAM and U-M. Prior to his time at U-M, Pallas completed his undergraduate training (genomics and molecular genetics) and veterinary degree at Michigan State University.

Dr. Pallas’ research interests are directed toward the design, production, clinical management, and phenotypic analysis of genetically-modified large animal models. In collaboration with U-M’s CAMTraST Lab, his research specifically focuses on the development of an immunodeficient rabbit model for therapeutic CRISPR-based gene editing.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Hish and Dr. Pallas on their new roles within the U-M Animal Care & Use Program!

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