Dr. Sonika Patial

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Dr. Patial received her DVM (1998-2003) from College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Palampur (India) and MVSc (2003-2005) from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (India). She received her PhD (Cell and Molecular Biology) from Michigan State University in 2010. Thereafter, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship (2011-2016) at The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, North Carolina; and residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology. Dr. Patial Joined LSU as an Assistant Professor in 2017. Dr. Patial is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP).


Awards and Honors

  • 2022 LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Award
  • 2020 Hans Monga Junior Faculty Award (ASIP/EB 2020)
  • 2020 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Class of 2023)
  • 2019 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Class of 2022)
  • 2019 Highest Scoring Teacher by Year 1 (DVM Curriculum)
  • 2018 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll (Class of 2021)
  • 2018 AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant
  • 2017 Early Career Investigator Award (Liver Cancer Conference)
  • 2016 NIEHS/NIH Paper of the Year
  • 2016 NIEHS Paper of the Month, June
  • 2016 Abstract Award (Society of Toxicologic Pathology)
  • 2016 NIEHS Paper of the Month, April
  • 2015 Best Poster Award (13th Annual Science Day, NIEHS)
  • 2015 Travel Award (13th Annual Science Day, NIEHS)
  • 2015 Best Poster Award (Symposium on RNA Biology, XI, Duke University)
  • 2015 Fellows Award for Research Excellence (NIH)
  • 2015 Travel Award (NIH)
  • 2015 Abstract Award (ASBMB, EB meeting)
  • 2010 Dissertation Completion Fellowship (MSU)
  • 2010 Travel Award (Graduate School, MSU)
  • 2009 Travel Award (College of Natural Sciences, MSU)
  • 2005 Distinction Award (MS, Indian Veterinary Research Institute)