TVMDL opens new section for diagnostic development

Dr. Mangkey Bounpheng

Dr. Mangkey Bounpheng

We have launched a new section for diagnostic development at our College Station lab.

Dr. Mangkey Bounpheng leads this new section.

“Dr. Bounpheng has proved successful at attracting research funds and making tangible progress toward developing new assays for TVMDL to offer our clients,” TVMDL Director Dr. Tammy Beckham said.  “It was a natural step to ask her to lead these efforts full-time.”

Joining Dr. Bounpheng in this section are Dr. Megan Schroeder, associate research scientist, and Carly Ginter, technician.

“Creation of this section fulfills a major goal I have had since becoming TVMDL’s director,” Dr. Beckham said. “I am excited to see it become a reality. The test methods developed by this section will greatly benefit TVMDL clients by providing more options for rapid, accurate and affordable testing.”

If you have any suggestion for tests or panels that we should develop at TVMDL, please call Diagnostic Services at our College Station lab: (979) 845-3414. You can also reach us by email at