DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVP
2014-2016: President of the Australian Society of Veterinary Pathologists
I'm a veterinary pathologist, graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Teramo (Italy) in 2002 and a PhD in Ultrastructural Pathology in 2006. After completing a residency program at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Milan, I became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) in 2009. Before joining UQ in 2012, I was a full-time researcher in Veterinary Pathology at the University of Teramo (Italy). My international work experience and collaborations include the Institute of Animal Production (Prague) and the California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory System (Tulare, California, US). I'm the Director of the training programme for the ECVP board examination at the School of Veterinary Science (approved residency training center) and I assist in the supervision of the advanced training program in veterinary pathology for the ACVP and MANZCVS examination. Roles at the School of Veterinary Science: postgradute coursework co-ordinator, member of the Research Committee of the SVS, member of the Research Higher Degree (RHD) Committee of the SVS, co-ordinator of undergraduate (VETS2007) and postgraduate (VET7611, VETS7618, VETS7704) courses.
Research interests: reproductive pathology (canine prostate and testis cancer, female genital system pathology and infertility in farm animals), evaluation of pregnancy losses and placental abnormalities associated with assisted reproductive techniques, ultrastructural characterization of neoplastic diseases in domestic animals, male reproductive pathology induced by Chlamydia infection in koalas, avian pathology.
Professional skills and competences: 1) Veterinary Pathology diagnostic service: necropsy, histopathology, cytology; 2) technical skills: histology, cytology, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence micr
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