Meet Our Lab Team

Photo: Jana Hodasova, UBC Animal Care Services

UBC's Diagnostic & Research Histology Laboratory comprises a team of specifically trained professionals to address the needs of the research community.

Dr. Ian Welch | Pathologist | 604 827 3469

Dr. Welch is Director, Director of Animal Care Services and University Veterinarian. In 1992, he received his DVM from the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College and in 2006, a Diploma in Laboratory Animal Pathology. Dr. Welch is trained in microsurgery and provides histopathologic support to researchers during animal model development and preclinical work. With over 30 years of experience in clinical research, Dr. Welch works actively with industry partners to facilitate model development and validation.

Jana Hodasova | Diagnostic Services | 604 827 4935

Jana has over 10 years of diagnostic service experience at Animal Care Services. Jana holds a DVM degree with post-doctoral training in clinical microbiology. She is also a Registered Veterinary Technologist in British Columbia. Originally from Europe, she has spent 15 years working as a clinical microbiologist at a university hospital. Since 2016, Jana has broadened her knowledge in histology by attending a number of specialized events and educational courses.

Ingrid Barta | Research Histology | 604 822 7091

Ingrid specializes in all aspects of histology and has previous research experience in developmental neurobiology. She has worked exclusively in histology service laboratories since 2007. Ingrid received her Bachelor's degrees in Animal Biology and Medical Laboratory Science from the University of British Columbia. Her work has supported a number of prominent academic and industry researchers.