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  • Flavio Herberg de Alonso

    Flavio Herberg de Alonso

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Comparative Medicine

    BioDr. Alonso received his DVM degree from the University of Brasilia, Brazil, in 2012, and in 2013 he moved to Belo Horizonte to do a 2-year-long internship program in veterinary clinical pathology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais Veterinary School, Brazil. There he also pursued and obtained his doctoral degree from the Department of Clinics and Surgery of the same institution, where him and his team developed a novel multiple regression model to classify canine cavitary effusions using biochemical parameters. Between 2015 and 16 he worked as a consulting clinical pathologist for private labs and in 2021 he completed a residency in veterinary clinical pathology at the UC Davis veterinary medical teaching hospital, USA, being awarded with the best research study in small animals when investigating the lipoprotein profile of canine and feline cavitary transudates. In 2022 he became board certified in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathology and, between the years of 2021 and 2022, he served as an assistant professor of clinical pathology at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, in the West Indies, for 4 semesters. There he had a research grant proposal approved to study the epidemiologic and hematologic aspects of Dirofilaria spp. infection in cats in the Caribbean. In 2023, he joined the Department of Comparative Medicine as a clinical assistant professor and director of the animal diagnostic laboratory.

  • Shaul Hestrin, PhD

    Shaul Hestrin, PhD

    Professor of Comparative Medicine

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe main interest of my lab is to understand how the properties of neocortical neurons, the circuits they form and the inputs they receive give rise to neuronal activity and behavior. Our approach includes behavioral studies, two-photon calcium imaging, in vivo whole cell recording in behaving animals and optogenetic methods to activate or to silence the activity of cortical neurons.

  • Monika Huss, DVM, MS

    Monika Huss, DVM, MS

    Clinical Associate Professor, Comparative Medicine

    BioMonika Huss, DVM, MS, received her D.V.M. from Western University of Health Sciences in 2010 and completed her residency training in Laboratory Animal Medicine at Stanford in 2015. Upon completion, she joined the Veterinary Service Center as a clinical veterinarian before becoming a clinical instructor for the Department of Comparative Medicine in 2016. Her interests include animal welfare, pain recognition, anesthesia and analgesia.