Dr. Nathan Pate

Veterinary Pathologist, Animal Research Support Leader

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

Dr. Pate is the director of CAPR Pathology Department. He assists investigators with tissue histopathology for experimental animal research. He 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. Pate received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Purdue University and completed his pathology fellowship in the department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Pate is additionally certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (DACVP).  


  • Pathology of genetically engineered mice and other models
  • Cytopathologic evaluation of fine needle aspirate and smears
  • Molecular pathology (IHC, IF, ISH) development and optimization
  • Digital scanning and quantification