Experimental Pathology Laboratories, Inc. (EPL) opened a Midwest facility on September 1, 2014.  This office is headed by Dr. Paul Snyder formerly a Professor at Purdue University.  The Midwest office is located in the Purdue Research Park at 1305 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette, IN.  With this central location, Dr. Snyder will be able to provide local support for many of our clients located in the area with the support of our corporate facility located in Sterling, VA.  This expanded service will enable EPL to continue our high quality of service in the Midwest in an efficient and expedient manner.

Dr. Snyder was born in England and raised in Iowa where he attended Iowa State University for his undergraduate and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees. Upon receiving his DVM degree, he entered a mixed animal practice in Wisconsin where he worked for a little over two years before being accepted into a combined pathology residency and PhD program at the University of Illinois.  While in the first year of his residency, he began working in an immunology lab and identified a PhD project studying the defect in Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID) in dogs.  It was also during his residency when he became involved characterizing the spontaneous vasculitis syndrome of purpose bred Beagle dogs, also known as Beagle Pain disease and Canine Polyarteritis Syndrome.

After two years into his combined program, his thesis advisor left the University of Illinois to take a faculty position at Purdue University. Dr. Snyder wanted to continue his PhD project and was awarded an Eli Lilly pathology fellowship by Purdue to continue his PhD studies.  Three years later, he was awarded his PhD degree and accepted a faculty position at Purdue.  He is certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in anatomical pathology and is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology. As a faculty member, he rose to the rank of professor.  His faculty appointment was split between teaching DVM students, medical students, graduate students, and performing research.  He taught immunology and general pathology to DVM students and ultrastructure pathology and pathology of laboratory animals to pathology graduate students.

Dr. Snyder’s research was independent and collaborative. His independent research was a continuation of his interest in the thymus and in the spontaneous vasculitis syndrome.  His collaborative research efforts extended throughout the university as he was the Center for Cancer Research’s designated pathologist and the director of the university core histopathology laboratory.  His interest in the spontaneous vasculitis syndrome allowed him to attain a large collection of material and expertise that have been utilized world-wide.  He also had the opportunity to have research collaborations in Alaska over a 14 year period that were centered around studying the long term effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on sea otters.  The Alaska projects in particular were favorites of Dr. Snyder’s as he would spend weeks on a boat in the Prince William Sound functioning as a scientist, collecting and analyzing samples, and as veterinarian instrumenting animals with VHF radios and time depth recorders.  Being an avid outdoorsman, Dr. Snyder took advantage of the long daylight hours to fish for salmon and halibut.  He also worked with wildlife biologists all along the western coast of the United States who studied sea otters.

Dr. Snyder has participated on numerous Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) committees, working groups and panels including, but not limited to, the STP Executive Committee (2008-2012), editorial board for Toxicologic Pathology, Scientific and Regulatory Policy Committee, Joint Regulatory Affairs Committee, 2011 Annual Symposium Committee, Cardiovascular INHAND Committee, Stress Effects working group, HESI panel “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century”, and Society of Toxicology (SOT) Scientific Liaison Advisor Group/Scientific Liaison Coalition.  He was an Associate Editor for Toxicologic Pathology, and is currently the STP representative on the STP/ACVP Coalition board of governors, and a member of the Cosmetics Ingredients Review Expert Panel.  He has also served on the ACVP examination committee and FDA Non-Clinical Studies Section vasculitis expert working group.  Most recently, he co-chaired a session and presented at the 2011 STP symposium.  Additionally, he has mentored 25 MS and PhD students and authored or co-authored more than 125 peer reviewed publications and book chapters.  His areas of interests are immunology, cardiovascular, medical devices and animal model development.  He considers his role as a mentor and advisor to students as one of his most important contributions to veterinary medicine and takes great pride in the success of his students.  He and his wife Erica have two daughters, Eleanor and Emma.

EPL Midwest
1305 Cumberland Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: 765-412-6977


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