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Michelle Cora

Cellular & Molecular Pathology
Institut Pasteur de Bangui


Dr. Cora received her B.S. degree in biology and chemistry from Illinois College in 1995 and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois in 2000. After graduating from veterinary school, she moved to the Seattle area and practiced small animal medicine for 7 years. In July of 2007, she began her residency in veterinary clinical pathology at North Carolina State University - College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2010 Dr. Cora completed her residency training and accepted a position as a research fellow at NIEHS in CMPB/NTP Toxicological Pathology Training Program. She received her board certification from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2011. She joined the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Branch’s staff in March of 2013 as a Veterinary Medical Officer/NTP clinical pathologist.

Research Interest

Clinical Pathology


  • Ryan KR, Cesta M, Toraason M, Herbert R, Brix A, Cora M, Witt K, Kissling G, Morgan DL. (2016) Comparative pulmonary toxicity of inhaled metalworking fluids in rats and mice. Toxicology and Industrial Health [epub ahead of publication].

  • Cora MC, Gwinn W, Wilson R, King D, Waidyanatha S, Kissling GE, Brar SS, Olivera D, Blystone C and Travlos G. (2017). A black cohosh extract causes hematologic and biochemical changes consistent with a functional cobalamin deficiency in female B6C3F1/N mice. Toxicol Pathol 45, 614-623.

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