Advisory Board and Editors Veterinary Medicine

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Javier Alvarez-Rodriguez

My research concerns the influence of nutritional and management strategies on livestock physiology and product (milk and meat) quality (sheep, cattle and swine).

Herman W. Barkema

Professor in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Calgary (UCVM), with a joint appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences of the Cumming School of Medicine; NSERC Industrial Research in Infectious Diseases of Dairy Cattle; Guest Professor at Ghent University (Belgium); Foreign Expert at the China Agricultural University in Beijing; leads the University of Calgary Biostatistics Centre, co-leads the Clinical Research Unit in the Cumming School of Medicine; research program focuses on prevention and control of diseases in cattle herds; elected fellow Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dorothee Bienzle

Professor of Veterinary Pathology at University of Guelph & President-Elect of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Interested in a better understanding of animal diseases and their counterparts in human disease Also interested in developing new tools to investigate animal diseases

Jason K. Blackburn

I am an Associate Professor of Medical Geography at the University of Florida. I am jointly appointed to the Emerging Pathogens Institute and I run BSL-3 Select Agent pathogen lab focused on bacteria. I founded and direct the Spatial Epidemiology & Ecology Research Lab, which combines our BSL-3 work with spatial modeling of pathogen habitats, animal movements, and ecological modeling.

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".

Mario D. Codreanu

Professor of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest - ROMANIA

Specialist in Ultrasonography, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology and Veterinary Therapeutics.. Head of Clinical Department - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Carlos Conte-Junior

Professor of Food Science and Technology from Fluminense Federal University, Brazil. Bachelor's at Veterinarian Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, Master's at Food Science and Technology from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, PhD. at Veterinary Medicine from Fluminense Federal University, doctorate at Food Science and Technology from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) with stay in Vrije Universiteit Medisch Centrum Amsterdam (VUmc), post-doctorate in Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and post-doctorate in University of California (USA). Has more than 173 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, 2 Technical Articles, 11 Invited Book Chapters, 48 Full-Paper Conference Proceedings and 148 Refereed Abstracts.

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.

Gregory E. Gilbert

Dr. Gilbert is a biostatistician with Learning Sciences, Adtalem Global Education. He also holds appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Teaching & Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Drexel University. He received a BA in Psychology from Baylor University, Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Biostatistics & Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University. Dr. Gilbert is also credentialed as a Professional Statistician (PStat®) by the American Statistical Association.

He has extensive experience in survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis including the use of mixed models, psychometrics, and G theory. Dr. Gilbert also has substantial experience in medical education, nursing education, veterinary education, and the quantitative evaluation of instructional modalities and health educational systems.

Dr. Gilbert holds membership in four scholastic honor societies is a reviewer for of numerous journals, and serves on the editorial board for three journals. Dr. Gilbert has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles & has made numerous conference presentations in fields of study complementing his interests.

Zeljko Grabarević

Education: D.V.M., Ph.D., Veterinary Faculty Zagreb, field of pathological anatomy. Professor of the Department of General Pathology and Pathological Morphology at the Veterinary Faculty Zagreb.

Summary of research activity: Experimental gastrointestinal diseases especially inflammatory bowel disease and ulcer disease; neoplastic diseases of the dogs and cats with comparative tumor pathology; monitoring of the new diseases emerging in Croatia.

Memberships and awards: European Society of Veterinary Pathology, European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, New York Academy of Sciences, Croatian Veterinary Association, Award for the contribution to the field of comparative pathology Prof. dr. Ljudevit Jurak.

Publications: main editor of the official journal of the Croatian Veterinary Association –Croatian Veterinary Record; more than 300 publications among which more than 90 are published in the SCI indexed journals; five books and textbooks in the field of pathological anatomy.