Cory Brayton, DVM, Diplomate ACLAM, Diplomate ACVP, is an associate professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on phenotyping and pathology in diverse translational research areas, including cancer, aging, immunology, infectious diseases. Dr. Brayton serves as the director of the 'Phenotyping Core' for pathology support and collaborations, and translational animal research expertise at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Brayton is a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). She served as president of ACVP in 2014.
Dr. Brayton’s expertise includes the spontaneous pathology and genetics of research mice, experimental pathology, and the impacts of infectious and other environmental factors on pathology, disease expression, and other phenotypes in diverse research models.
She received her DVM from Cornell University, and did postdoctoral research and pathology training in New York City at the Animal Medical Center, Cornell University Medical College, and The Rockefeller University. At The Rockefeller University (1989-1992), she became specifically interested in genetically engineered mice (GEM) models in translational research, and in their pathology and characterization (phenotyping).
At the Hospital for Special Surgery (1992-1998), she was attending veterinarian and Director of the Facility for Comparative Studies. At Baylor College of Medicine (1998-2004), she headed the Comparative Pathology Laboratory, and was responsible for health surveillance and diagnostic pathology for a diverse research population including more than 150,000 mice. She also served as attending veterinarian, and associate director of the Center for Comparative Medicine. In 2004, she moved to Johns Hopkins to develop the Phenotyping Core.
Dr. Brayton’s primary teaching interest is to improve and promote understanding of model organism biology and pathology, especially as it is relevant to valid and predictive translational biomedical research. In the US and abroad she has developed, directed, co-directed, and lectured in symposia, conferences, courses and workshops relevant to phenotyping, pathology, genetics of mice and other laboratory animals. She has authored and coauthored books, chapters and invited reviews on mouse biology and pathology.
At JHU, she has developed symposia and courses including 680.712 Phenotyping for Functional Genetics (Mouse Pathobiology and Phenotyping Short Course), and participated as faculty and lecturer in 680.700 One Medicine; 680.701 Principles of Animal Pathology and Genetically Engineered Mice; 680.702 LAM/PATH Integrated Problem Solving; 680.703 Animal Pathology Laboratory; 680.710 Clinical Conference in Laboratory Animal Medicine; 680.711 Comparative Pathology Conference; 680.713 Regulations that Govern Animal Research; 680.714 Systems Pathology of Animals;680.715 Conversations on Research Animal Medicine and Management (CRAMM); 690.707 Experimental Design and Scientific Writing; Toxicological Pathology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and other courses.