Advisory Board and Editors Veterinary Medicine

C. Titus Brown

Titus Brown received his BA in Math from Reed College in 1997, and his PhD in Developmental Biology at Caltech in 2006. He has worked in digital evolution, climate measurements, molecular and evolutionary developmental biology, and both regulatory genomics and transcriptomics. His current focus is on using novel computer science data structures and algorithms to explore big sequencing data sets from metagenomics and transcriptomics.

Andrew W Byrne

Veterinary epidemiologist at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, UK, and an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, UK. My research interests are primarily focused on infectious disease in wildlife and domestic hosts, wildlife ecology and management, and the concept of "one health".

Nicola Decaro

Professor of Infectious Diseases of Animals and Director of the Post-graduate School of Infectious Diseases at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Italy.

Mario Alberto Flores-Valdez

Dr. Mario Alberto Flores-Valdez is a Professor in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Unit, CIATEJ, A.C., Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (2007-present). He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI), he was a Stanford University Medical Center postdoctoral fellow (2004-2007), where he received a Dean's Fellowship Award (2006) to conduct research on Tuberculosis. He worked in UNAM as Research Assistant for Prof. Jaime Mora (2004) and Prof. Emundo Calva (2003). He has received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UNAM (1999-2003), a M.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering from UANL (1996-1999) and a B.Sc. from Universidad de Sonora (1991-1996) in Chemistry and Biology. He has received fellowships from CONACYT for M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies and in M.Sc. and B.Sc. has received Diplomas as Best Student. He has reviewed articles for several peer-reviewed journal and has expertise in Tuberculosis, particularly in developing recombinant BCG strains. He has been PI for 6 grants from 2008 to date, focused in studies about tuberculosis vaccine development and basic aspects of mycobacterial physiology.

Philip H. Kass

Philip Kass received his DVM in 1983; Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 1984, MS in Statistics in 1988, and PhD in Epidemiology in 1990. His post-doc was at UCLA under Dr. Sander Greenland. Currently Professor of Analytic Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and is the former Chair of the Department of Population Health and Reproduction.

B Duncan X Lascelles

After graduating from the veterinary program at the University of Bristol, U.K., with honors, Dr. Lascelles completed a PhD in aspects of pre-emptive/perioperative analgesia at the University of Bristol. After an internship there, he completed his surgical residency at the University of Cambridge, U.K. and then a Fellowship in Oncological Surgery at Colorado State University. He is currently Professor in Small Animal Surgery and Pain Management at North Carolina State University.

Sabine Leonhard-Marek

Veterinarian TiHo Hannover, research assistant Veterinary Physiology Free University Berlin (Dr. med.vet.), Associate professor of physiology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, M.A. LIS Humboldt University Berlin, Director of the university library, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

David Levine

David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, Cert. DN
Dr. Levine is a Professor and the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling. Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in many areas with an emphasis in veterinary physical rehabilitation and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books including “Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy”, “Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats”, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his University position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 75 publications. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.

Denis J. Marcellin-Little

Dr. Marcellin-Little is a veterinary orthopedic surgeon who has been doing research for approximately 20 years in the field of joint replacement, limb deformities, physical rehabilitation, and biomodeling/biomanufacturing. He has a particular interest in the interface between computers and orthopedics. He is a member of the Center of Additive Manufacturing and Logistics at North Carolina State University and an adjunct in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering (at NCSU), Industrial and Systems Engineering (at NCSU), and Physical Therapy (at UT-Chattanooga).

Daniel L. Rock

Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez

Professor of Reproductive Biology at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre of Biomedical Resources at the University of Linköping, Sweden. DVM, MSc, PhD; Professor of Reproductive Biotechnology, SLU 1991, Founding Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR, 1999). Editor-in-Chief of “Reproduction in Domestic Animals” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2000).

Ravi Tandon

I completed my Ph.D dissertation at the University of Zurich, Switzerland where major focus of my PhD research project was the study of endogenous feline leukemia virus (enFeLV) in cats during exogenous feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection. My interest in retroviruses led me into the HIV research after Ph.D. My postdoctoral research project at University of California, San Francisco was on HIV immunology. On completion of my Post Doc, I joined Dr Ndhlovu’s new laboratory at the University of Hawaii to pursue studies on HIV and Aging based on my expertise and experience to address a new area of HIV research in which have interest.

Currently my research work as an Assistant Professor at JNU, New Delhi, India is focused on aging in HIV-1-infected people. Approximately one in five individuals living with HIV infection in the United States is 50 years of age or older. This proportion continues to increase as HIV incidence remains stable and potent antiretroviral therapy has reduced the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV infection. However, premature aging and non-AIDS related morbidity including cancer seem to be a new big problem in HAART era. Chronic inflammation in treated HIV-1-infected subjects seems to play an important role in non-AIDS –related complications. The main goal of my research is to investigate the mechanism of HIV mediated accelerated aging/inflammation in HAART-suppressed HIV-1 infected people.