Dr. Gerardo Acosta is Full Professor at the Institute of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the Universidad Austral de Chile. He is a Veterinarian and holds a Master's degree in Biological Sciences, mention in Ecology from the Universidad de Chile and a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. His lines of research focus on epidemiological surveillance to determine the effect of the interaction between domestic and wild animals and humans on human and animal health and the conservation of wild species, with emphasis on the emergence of diseases.
Dr. Verdugo is a Veterinarian (Universidad Austral de Chile) and Ph.D. (University of Florida, USA). He is an associate professor at the Institute of Animal Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Universidad Austral de Chile, and Director of the Disease Ecology Laboratory.
His academic interest is focused on investigating ecological and evolutionary mechanisms underlying the spatiotemporal heterogeneities of infectious diseases, mainly in natural populations. Using a disease ecology approach and from a multidisciplinary perspective, he studies genetic, genomic, physiological, immunological and environmental aspects that influence infectious disease dynamics.
Veterinarian from the University of Chile, Master in Preventive Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, USA, PhD from Massey University, New Zealand, and former Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya. Currently, Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, UACh, Valdivia, Chile. His research has focused on the transmission dynamics of infectious pathogens in livestock and the evaluation of diagnostic tests and surveillance systems for the detection of transmissible diseases.
Dr. Andrea Silva is an Evolutionary Biologist with extensive experience in Genetics and Molecular Biology. She is a biologist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Master in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the Universidad de Chile and PhD in Sciences from the Universidad Austral de Chile. Her scientific interest is focused on functional genomics and evolution. In her research she seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the physiological responses of organisms to environmental stressors and anthropogenic effects.
Dr. Felipe Hernández is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Universidad Austral de Chile. He is a Veterinarian from the Universidad de Chile, Master in Natural Resources from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida (USA). His lines of research are framed in the ecology of invasive mammal species and their role as reservoirs/hosts of infectious agents that affect the health of domestic and wild species and humans.
Dr. Katia Abarca: Pontifical Catholic University
Dr. Carlos Becerra: Ministry of Health
Dr. Roman Biek. University of Glasgow.
Dr. Christopher Hamilton: Universidad de Chile
Dr. Lucila Moreno: University of Concepción
Dr. André Rubio: Universidad de Chile
Dr. Annia Rodríguez: University of Santo Tomás
Dr. Benjamin Makepeace: University of Liverpoool
Dr. Miguel Salgado: Universidad Austral de Chile
Dr. Alexandr Stekolnikov. Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. María Carolina Silva: Catholic University of Maule
Dr. Carlos Orellana: Agriculture and Livestock Service
Dr. Hannah Vineer: University of Liverpoool
Dr. Cecilia Vial: Universidad del Desarrollo
MSc.(c) mention in Genetics UACh
Thesis project : Characterizationof the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of the migratory shorebird Limosa haemastica: allelicdiversity andselectionpatterns".
D. Program in Sciences, mention in Ecology and Evolution.
Thesis project: Ecological dynamics in viromes and their drivers in association with migratory birds.
Doctorate Program in Veterinary Sciences
Thesis project: Environmental and individual determinants of endoparasite infections in Phyllotis darwini living in altered and non-altered areas in Central Chile.
Master's Degree in Veterinary Preventive Medicine