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StageBio Welcomes Senior Pathologist: Dr. Crystal Johnson

It is with great honor that we introduce Dr. Crystal Johnson as part of the pathologist team as our newest senior pathologist with StageBio. We are thankful to have her on the team and look forward to all she will accomplish! 

As part of our pathologist team, Dr. Johnson will support StageBio’s initiatives by:

  • Serving as Senior Pathologist for assessment, interpretation and reporting of anatomic pathology findings in accordance with protocol and regulatory requirements

  • Providing scientific leadership in the design, execution and interpretation of investigative pathology studies

  • Collaborating with internal staff to meet deliverable deadlines and maintain productive client initiatives

“Dr. Johnson’s depth of experience in cardiovascular and female reproductive pathology, carcinogenicity, inhalation toxicity, endocrine disruption, and a vast number of experimental animal models is a welcome addition to the StageBio team. Our pathology team is poised for continued growth in capabilities and accomplishments.” – Katherine Knostman, Senior Director, General Toxicologic Pathology

StageBio is committed to our mission of improving lives through high-quality histopathology, diagnostics and research. Join us in welcoming Dr. Crystal Johnson as part of this mission!

For more about StageBio’s open positions, please go here


About Crystal Johnson, DVM, DACVP

Dr. Crystal Johnson comes to StageBio from Charles River Laboratories, Inc. (CRL) in Durham, North Carolina.  Dr. Johnson completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  She joined Charles River Laboratories as a rodent surgeon immediately after veterinary school before joining Pathology Associates International (PAI), purchased by Charles River in 2000, where she held a variety of positions including histology/necropsy technician and research associate. Dr. Johnson returned to school to pursue a residency in anatomic pathology in 2006. While in her residency, she continued to work part time at CRL and received her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2010.

Dr. Johnson has special expertise in inhalation studies, female reproductive pathology and endocrine disruption, and in several animal models including pancreatic cancer, colitis, xenotransplantation, and orphan diseases.

In her spare time, she likes to put her crafting skills to work on various artistic hobbies including building miniature models and designing and assembling laser cut items.

About StageBio

StageBio is a leading provider of GLP-compliant necropsy, histology, pathology, and specimen archiving services for the biopharmaceutical, medical device, academic, and contract research industries. The company operates six GLP laboratories as well as two GLP specimen archiving facilities in the U.S., with substantial continued investment in facility and technology infrastructure to meet the growing demand for high-quality histopathology services globally. StageBio has a team of 25+ board-certified veterinary pathologists and more than 60 laboratory technicians on staff supporting our unified commitment to quality, scientific integrity and client satisfaction.

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