Dr. Alfonso Clavijo
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Dr. Clavijo has his DVM degree from Colombia. He moved to Canada and did his PhD at the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph) in Veterinary Virology. After graduation, he worked for the Animal Diseases Research Institute of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in Ottawa as Foreign Animal Disease Virologist before moving to Winnipeg in 1997 to the new National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) Laboratory. In 2000 he accepted a position at the Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Centre (PAHO/WHO) in Brazil as Advisor in Molecular Biology. After the Government of Canada decided to initiate work with live Foot-and-Mouth Disease virus, Dr. Clavijo came back to Canada as Head of the Vesicular Diseases Unit at the NCFAD laboratory. He is currently the Assistant Agency Director for Diagnostic Programs at the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, adjunct faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University and of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph.