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Rebecca Bacon

Assistant Professor in Pathology
Department of Pathology, DUMC 3712, Durham, NC 27710
Department of Pathology, DUMC 3712, Durham, NC 27710


Rebecca Bacon, DVM PhD DACVP

Dr. Bacon earned her DVM from North Carolina State University and completed her veterinary anatomic pathology residency training at Texas A&M University, earning diplomate (DACVP) status in 2022. She earned her PhD in Biomedical Sciences with Texas A&M University in 2024. Her dissertation research investigated chronic enterocolitis in rhesus macaques as a potential model for post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome in humans, and the role Campylobacter sp. plays in the development of these syndromes. This work was supported by an NIH T32 Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Texas A&M AgriLife Research Institutional Training Grant.

Dr. Bacon maintains a dual appointment as a veterinary pathologist with the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources and as an assistant professor with the Department of Pathology. She provides diagnostic pathology services for the laboratory animal colonies to support individual animal and colony health. She also provides research support to Duke investigators, particularly with regards to development and characterization of animal models of human disease.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Pathology · 2023 - Present Pathology, Clinical Science Departments
Member of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute · 2024 - Present Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Texas A&M University · 2023 Ph.D.
North Carolina State University · 2015 D.V.M.