TVMDL names Pam Ferro as new section head for virology and molecular diagnostics

At TVMDL’s College Station lab, Dr. Pam Ferro is our new section head for virology and molecular diagnostics.

Dr. Ferro has a long history with TVMDL. She joined our lab in 1991 as a technical assistant and rose to diagnostic laboratory supervisor in 1998.

She left in 2002 to join the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service office at Texas A&M University, but returned to the College Station lab in 2004.

Meanwhile, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in 1995, a master’s degree in veterinary microbiology in 2001, and a doctorate in veterinary microbiology in 2010.

Over the last decade, we have shared her laboratory skills with Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Ferro served as our assistant section head for virology from May 2012 until her recent promotion.

“I am pleased that Dr. Ferro is now with our lab full-time,” TVMDL Director Dr. Tammy Beckham says. “Her understanding of our procedures and her ability to easily communicate with our clients will make her a natural success in her new role as a section head.”