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Prof. Rebecca Traub
Rebecca graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 1997. She subsequently worked as a companion animal clinician in the northern suburbs of Perth, while completing her PhD in 2004 on canine parasitic zoonoses. Rebecca gained employment teaching Veterinary Public Health at the School of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Queensland and in 2014 joined the University of Melbourne as an Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology. Rebecca has published over 100 international peer reviewed papers and three book chapters in her areas of expertise, that focus on the epidemiology and diagnosis of companion animal parasites, canine vector-borne diseases and zoonoses. She is the Founding Director of the Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites (TroCCAP) Ltd. and an Associate / Guest Editor for highly ranked international Veterinary and Tropical Medicine Journals. She is a Key Opinion Leader for several Veterinary Pharmaceutical companies and consultant for the World Health Organisation, World Organisation for Animals, Food and Agricultural Organisation and and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
A/Prof. John Stenos
Dr John Stenos was awarded his PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1996 and followed this with a postdoctoral position at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Texas USA, upon his return to Australia he helped build the Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory (ARRL) into a world leader of rickettsial research. As a director of the ARRL he has established several international collaborations and has supervised may students over his tenure. With over 60 publications and affiliations with the Australian Microbiology Society and as a Fellow of the RCPA Faculty of Science, he has made significant contributions in the microbiology arena. As a cofounder and director of Analytical Microlabs he has built a thriving food and water testing business that has been growing for over 15 years. He is now excited with the business expansion into the veterinary diagnostic field.
Dr. Zoltan Nack
Zoltan's qualifications include an MSc in Biology from Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary, a Postgraduate Degree in Experimental Pharmacology from Semmelweis Medical University, Hungary an MBA from Deakin University, Australia and a PhD in Biology from The University of Newcastle, Australia. He has 37 years’ experience as a practising microbiologist and toxicologist and has been the member (MASM) of the Australian Society for Microbiology and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) for over 20 years. Zoltan worked as a Biologist at the Semmelweis Medical University, Department of Haematological Oncology prior to his move to Australia. Zoltan participated in the development and establishment of the Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory in the Geelong Hospital. In 2001 Zoltan co-founded Analytical MicroLabs (AML) with John Stenos and since then he is AML’s Director and Supervising Scientist. Zoltan has built and accredited (NATA, National Association of Testing Authority) a very successful food, water and environmental testing laboratory business that has been growing for more than 15 years. He is also the NATA signatory for AML and registered to carry out microbiological testing regulated by The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. In addition to his role at AML, Zoltan had several presentations at Australian and international scientific meetings, has extensive teaching experience as a lecturer in microbiology, molecular biology and biotechnology in general and co-supervisor of Honours and PhD students.
Our Key Opinion Leaders
A/Prof. Steven Holloway
KOL, Internal Medicine Specialist
Steven graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983 with second-class honours in Veterinary Science. After graduation, Steven worked for 2 years in private practice in Sydney followed by a medical internship at the University of Melbourne. Steven then undertook an Internal medicine Residency at the University of Florida, followed by two years as a clinical instructor at the University of Florida. Steven worked in an internal medicine referral practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1992 and 1993 then returned to Australia studying equine herpesvirus infections with Professor Michael Studdert. In 1998, Steven was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Steven has lectured in Veterinary Virology at the University of Sydney in 1998 and 1999 and was a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Melbourne from 1999-2009. Steven is currently a specialist in Small Animal Medicine at Advanced Vetcare in Melbourne. His special interests include clinical and genetic aspects of medical diseases and the interaction between infectious diseases and the host immune response.
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