Department of Pathology Residency Program

Clayton Kibler, M.D.


Introduction: I hail from Texas, where I received my B.S. in Biology at UT Austin and my M.D. and M.M.S. at UTMB Galveston. I have had varied research experiences related to cell and molecular biology and pathology including a few publications. I have enjoyed experiences in multiple pathology subspecialties and am particularly interested in pursuing hematopathology and molecular fellowships.


  • Pathology/Research Interests: Hematopathology and Molecular
  • What do you like about living in New Mexico: There are plenty of activities to explore in Albuquerque and scenic views. I have gotten into mountain biking since moving here and it has been a great way to break up working and indoor activities. Also, the weather and traffic here are an improvement from what I am used to in Houston.
  • Interests Outside of Pathology: Playing piano, gaming including entering and live streaming Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments, movies, mountain biking, tennis, golf.

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, I knew I would enjoy living in Albuquerque.




photo of Clayton Kibler

Education Information

Anatomical 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 Neurbiology)
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