Laia Solano Gallego , DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVCP
Laia Solano-Gallego received her DVM degree and PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in 1996 and 2001, respectively. Her PhD concerned the epidemiology, immunology and diagnosis of canine leishmaniosis. She did a post-doctoral clinical research in vector borne diseases of dogs and cats at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the North Carolina State University (USA) during 2002-2003. She did a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Purdue University (USA) during 2003-2004. She worked at the private hospital and laboratory of San Marco (Padova, Italy) during 2004-2007 where she performed clinicodiagnostic activity and clinical research in clinical pathology and internal medicine with predominant interest in vector borne diseases of dogs and cats. She worked as a lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) of the University of London during 2007-2011. Currently, she works as a full professor at the Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery at School of Veterinary Medicine of the UAB. She is Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP) since 2006. Laia Solano-Gallego leads a group that investigates the adaptive and innate immunity such as toll like receptors in canine leishmaniosis but also works on clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects. The research group also works in feline leishmaniosis as well as other vector-borne pathogens such as Bartonella.