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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 his doctoral degree from the Department of Clinics and Surgery at the Federal University of Minas Gerais Veterinary School, Brazil, in 2019, where he studied new ways to classify canine cavitary effusions using biochemical analysis. Between 2015 and 16 he worked as a clinical pathologist in private labs in Brazil and in 2021 he completed a residency in veterinary clinical pathology at the UC Davis veterinary school, being awarded with the best study in small animal research when he was 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, where he also had a research grant proposal approved to study the epidemiologic aspects of Dirofilaria spp. infection in cats in the Caribbean. Dr Alonso joined the Department of Comparative Medicine in 2023 as an 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.