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Benjamin E. Curtis, DVM, DACVP

Veterinary Pathologist, ULAM Pathology Core

Clinical Assistant Professor, ULAM

ULAM Faculty, ULAM Pathology

ULAM Pathology Core, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM)


Dr. Curtis joined the ULAM Pathology Core as a veterinary pathologist in September of 2023. A Michigan native, he completed his undergraduate and DVM degrees at Grand Valley State and Michigan State University.

He then completed a combined PhD and residency program in Anatomic Veterinary Pathology at Colorado State University. He is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is currently preparing for the defense of his PhD from the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology.

At the University of Michigan, Dr. Curtis enjoys his clinical duties as a staff pathologist in the ULAM Pathology Core as well as his teaching responsibilities with the ULAM residents.


Dr. Curtis’s research interests include immunology and pathology related to viral diseases, novel vaccine strategies, and diagnostic development. His past works have focused particularly on coronaviruses such as Feline Infectious Peritonitis virus and SARS-CoV-2.

Dr. Curtis is also very passionate about science education and believes that learning how to effectively communicate science topics to public / lay audiences is a topic and a skill which will only become increasingly more important.

Professional Background

  • BS (Biology), Grand Valley State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency and PhD program, Colorado State University
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

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