Clayton Kibler, M.D.



  • Pathology Interests: Molecular, hematopathology, surgical, neuropathology, microbiology
  • Research Interests: Pathogenesis of various diseases (infectious, neurodegenerative, cancers), computational pathology
  • Interests Outside of Pathology: Playing piano, competitive gaming including tournament live stream production, movies, tennis, golf, running, and biking

Why I enjoy the pathology program at UNM

What primarily drew me to UNM is the supportive and collegial learning and working environment provided by all of the residents, faculty, and staff. The rotations are high-quality, dynamic, and provide exposure to a wide variety of subspecialties, cases, and practice settings, with opportunities to pursue specific areas of interest. Further, Albuquerque is a great place to live with plenty of activities to explore.


Education Information

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, NM

Medical School:
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Galveston, TX

Graduate Training:
University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Galveston, TX

Undergraduate Education:
B.S. in Biology (Options: Cell & Molecular and Neurobiology)
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Selected Publications:

  • Kibler C.E., Milligan S.L., Farris T.R., Zhu B., Shubhajit M., McBride J.W. Ehrlichia TRP47 enters the nucleus via a MYND-binding domain-dependent mechanism and predominantly binds enhancers of host genes associated with signal transduction, cytoskeletal organization, and immune response. PLoS One. 2018;13: e0205983. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0205983

  • Farris T.R., Dunphy P.S., Zhu B., Kibler C.E., McBride J.W. Ehrlichia chaffeensis TRP32 is a nucleomodulin that directly regulates expression of host genes governing differentiation and proliferation. Infect Immun. 2016;84: 3182–3194.doi:10.1128/IAI.00657-16