Veterinary Pathologist - Senior Project Manager
UK Health Security Agency, UK
Animal models, tuberculosis, pathology, leishmanial, pathogenesis
Javier graduated as a veterinarian in 1997 from the University of Córdoba, Spain, and then went on to gain his PhD in comparative pathology in 2001. He moved to the Spanish Government National Institute for Research in Animal Health as a veterinary researcher, where he worked on the pathogenesis and diagnostics of trans-boundary and emerging diseases and became Head of the Experimental Pathology Unit. He moved to the UK in 2007 to work for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (now APHA) as a veterinary research pathologist and the University of Surrey in 2013. Javier is interested in host-pathogen interaction and vaccine strategies in tuberculosis, leishmaniasis and porcine diseases. He has consulted widely in veterinary pathology and infectious diseases for FAO, GTRP and EU-TAIEX, has attained Fellowships at the Royal College of Pathologists and the Higher Education Academy, and is a Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management.