Veterinary pathologists2018-10-26T15:55:41+00:00

Veterinary pathologists


Christopher GIBSON, DVM PhD, DACVP


Dr. GIBSON is a board certified (ACVP) veterinary pathologist with a unique experience in research pathology, particularly in the efficacy and safety evaluation of gene therapies. Holder of a Ph.D. in Toxicology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, he began his career at Rutgers studying molecular mechanisms of Parkinson disease and collaborating to several research programs in the fields of neurodegenerative diseases and cancer research. Later he joined the discovery pathology groups at Merck Research Labs in California (USA) where he led internal and external programs aiming at evaluating potential clinical  biomarkers, validating targets, assessing cross-reactivity and bio distribution assays, as well as cross-species comparisons (mouse, cynomolgus, rhesus, human). Dr. Gibson also collaborated with DUPONT where he evaluated toxicology studies ranging from acute studies to multi-generation studies.

Histology, Cytology, Pathology, Immunohistochemistry, Immunofluorescence, Confocal microscopy, qPCR, Western blot, Laser Capture Microdissection, Cell culture.




Holder of the European Board from ECVP, Doctor Lev Stimmer is specialized in the conception and the analysis of experimental pathology studies. His expertise fields are neuropathology, cancer pathology, immunotherapy and infectious diseases. He has an extensive experience in efficacy assessment and safety evaluation in the field of cellular and genic biotherapies i.e. viral vectors, stem cells, tissue transplantation… Another part of his expertise is the histopathologic evaluation of animal models, particularly non-human primates, transgenic rodents and xenografts.

Neuropathology, cancer pathology, immunotherapy, gene therapy

Toxicological pathology



Member of the Society of Toxicologic Pathologists (STP) and the European Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ESTP), Jordi Aluma has over 30 years of professional experience in veterinary pathology. He has a strong expertise in toxicological pathology for acute, subacute and chronic studies in all species (rodents, Beagle dogs, NZW rabbits, minipigs and Cynomolgus monkeys).

veterinary pathology, toxicological pathology, rabbits, minipigs, Cynomolgus monkeys