Dr. Mathias Leblanc Joins Faculty

Mathias Leblanc, DVM PhD

It is with great pleasure that I welcome Mathias Leblanc, DVM PhD, who joins our Department as Associate Professor in Pathology and an Associate Director for the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR). He obtained a veterinary medical degree from the University of Montreal and spent 2 years in private practice.  Pursuing a career in research, he earned a Masters and a PhD in Physiology and Endocrinology in the laboratory of Dr. Fernand Labrie at Laval University in Canada and then completed a residency in Veterinary Pathology at the University of Montreal.

Following service as the Director of Regulatory Affairs and University Attending Veterinarian at McGill University, Dr. Leblanc joined the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. At the Salk, he worked as a Staff Scientist in the Gene Expression Laboratory as well as served as the Assistant Director of the Animal Care Program with subsequent promotion to the Director of the Program. For over 10 years, he served as the pathologist for the Institute, characterizing translational animal models for research in cancer, metabolism, immunology, infectious diseases and neurosciences. He also participated in the activities of the consortium of Salk Researchers on the Biology of Aging, supporting an effort to characterize the marmoset as a model of Alzheimer and other age-related diseases.

Dr. Leblanc is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and is a site visitor for AAALAC International, which is the accreditation organization for research animal programs.  Mat was recruited in 2020 as an Associate Director for the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) at Duke to lead several animal core operations, including enhancing clinical and pathological services in DLAR.  Please join me in welcoming Mat to Duke and the Department of Pathology.

John Norton, DVM PhD
Director of the Duke Division of Laboratory Animal Resources