Dr. Laura Bassel

Veterinary Pathologist, Animal Research Support Leader                                                                                                                   

Center for Advanced Preclinical Research, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (NCI)

Dr. Bassel is the staff pathologist within the CAPR Pathology Department. She assists investigators with tissue histopathology for experimental animal research. In addition, she interacts with CAPR’s leadership and other scientists to provide assistance in preclinical model development/optimization, study design, develop strategies to elucidate phenotypes and interpretation of the results.

Dr. Bassel received an MSc in epidemiology and a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM) from the Ontario Veterinary College. She completed a combined PhD and pathology residency in the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph. She completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship at the Molecular Histopathology Laboratory at the Frederick National Lab. She maintains a veterinary license through the Maryland Board of Veterinary Examiners and is a certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (DACVP) in anatomic pathology.