About Us

We are a team made up of a veterinary pathologist, a veterinary pathology technician, Histology Manager, and Histotechnician who are dedicated to helping you with your research project.

Lauren Richey is a board certified veterinary pathologist and manages the Tufts Comparative Pathology Services. She is the Associate Director of Tufts Comparative Medicine Services (Tufts CMS). Dr. Richey received her DVM in 1996 from the University of Georgia and a PhD in Pathobiology in 2001 from the University of Florida (UF).  Her graduate program included combined anatomic pathology residency training in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, and she was a postdoctoral fellow on the comparative medicine and pathology training grant in the UF Department of Comparative Medicine.  She worked as a pathologist at the State of Georgia’s veterinary diagnostic lab (Athens Diagnostic Laboratory) at the University of Georgia (UGA), where she was an Assistant Professor from 2001-2004 and additionally provided pathology support services for the UGA Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine.  She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) in 2004.  She joined Tufts CMS as the veterinary pathologist in 2004. Dr. Richey provides diagnostic and research pathology support to Tufts and Tufts Medical Center investigators, external investigators at area academic institutions, and external biotechnology clients in the New England area.  .

Jillian Onufrak is the veterinary pathology technician in Tufts Comparative Pathology Services. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Emmanuel College and is a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (RLAT) by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) . Jillian provides tissue collection services and also operates our health monitoring programs, animal importation, and animal exports. 

Nathan Li is the Histology Manager of the Tufts Animal Histology Core. He has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chinese from University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a certified histotechnologist, HTL(ASCP) QIHC, working in the field of comparative pathology and research histology since 2008. Nathan has expertise in the histology of research animal tissues and can consult, troubleshoot, or provide histology services. Nathan is also Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) certified by AALAS.

Terance Cheung is a histotechnician in the Tufts Animal Histology Core. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Massachusetts Boston and has been working in the histology field since 2021. 

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