Matti Kiupel

Scientific Diver


Dr. Kiupel is an associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He is a board certified veterinary pathologist and works as the section chief of anatomic pathology at the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State. Dr. Kiupel studied veterinary medicine at the Freie University Berlin, Germany and at the University of Cambridge, UK and received his veterinary degree in 1996 and defended his doctoral thesis in 1999. He completed a residency and PhD in 2001 at Purdue University, IN and received his habil in 2010 from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany. Dr. Kiupel has extensive experience in diagnostic pathology as well as molecular pathology and imaging/morphometric techniques, including electron microscopy, laser capture microdissection, in-situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy. His laboratory has been providing support to study molecular pathogenesis in animal models and natural occurring animal diseases using these techniques and the work has been funded by research grants from the NIH, USDA and the Morris Animal Foundation among others, Dr. Kiupel is renowned for his work in diagnostic and prognostic classification of neoplastic diseases of animals as well as the pathogenesis of viral diseases. His interest in coral diseases has been a lifelong passion and his background of having done research in various animal species ranging from companion animals and livestock to exotic pets, such as ferrets or rabbits or other exotic species, including budgerigars, lions or bearded dragons as well as fish.
During his 10 years at Michigan State University, Dr. Kiupel has authored more than 150 publications and book chapters and has served on 25 PhD and MS graduate student committees, on 10 of these as chair and primary mentor. Furthermore, Dr. Kiupel has been the primary advisor of 8 residents in anatomic pathology. Dr Kiupel has been an invited guest speaker at many national and international meetings. He is heavily involved in continuing education, which has taken him all over the world lecturing to veterinary pathologists, residents, veterinarians and veterinary students and he has served for the last 10 years on the board of directors of the CL Davis, DVM Foundation, a volunteer organization that strives to further the international advancement of education in veterinary and comparative pathology.