Animal Research Support Team

The CAPR Animal Resources section is dedicated to breeding the transgenic mice that form the foundation for CAPRs preclinical mouse models of human cancer.  The Pathology section is responsible for model characterization, developing/optimizing methods for biomarker detection, and the quantification of response to drug treatment/resistance.


​Theresa Guerin
Animal Colony Manager
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Catherine Drennan
Senior Laboratory Animal Technician
Stephanie Springer
Senior Laboratory Animal Technician
Bonita Sears
Senior Laboratory Animal Technician
Wendi Custer
Research Associate 2



  • Complete histopathology laboratory for producing H&E, IHC, IFC slides
  • Gross necropsy of preclinical models and diagnostic health cases
  • Histopathological analysis including model characterization, and disease grading/staging
  • Histopathological evaluation of drug toxicity
  • Development/optimization of immunohistochemical/immunofluorescent biomarker detection
  • Manual semi-quantitative scoring of disease severity and response to drug treatment/resistance
  • Automated quantification of drug efficacy/resistance
  • Digital slide scanning and archiving