Professor Mary Marcondes qualified as a Veterinarian from the University of São Paulo (USP), School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1986. She then undertook a Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Surgery at USP from 1987 to 1988. Mary completed her MSc in Clinical Veterinary Science at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in 1992, and her PhD in Clinical Veterinary Science at USP in 1998. She held postdoctoral positions at the Department of Pathology in the USP Medical School from 2007 to 2008, studying visceral leishmaniasis, and at Dr. Janet Foley?s Laboratory in Infectious Disease, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, in 2011. Mary worked in the Department of Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Animal Reproduction in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UNESP, Araçatuba, São Paulo State, from 1992 to 2018. She retired from the University as Associate Professor in 2018. During her academic career she was a member of the Board of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital from 2000 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2008, Director of the Undergraduate Committee in Veterinary Medicine from 2000 to 2004, Head of the Department of Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Animal Reproduction from 2013 to 2015, a member of the Board of the Postgraduate Programme from 2013 to 2016 and Vice-Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine from 2015 to 2018. Mary taught Small Animal Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in the UNESP graduate student programmes. Mary?s research interests include vector-borne and emerging infectious diseases, particularly canine and feline leishmaniasis. Currently she is a member of the National Association of Small Animal Veterinary Clinicians (ANCLIVEPA), a member of the International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID), a member of the Brazilian Society for Veterinary Dermatology, a member of the WSAVA Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG), the Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee and a board member of the African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) of WSAVA, and a member of the Companion Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD) World Forum. Mary has acted as an ad hoc reviewer for 21 national and international scientific journals, and undertakes reviewing for the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ). She has published 92 scientific papers, is author of 17 book chapters and has presented 153 abstracts at National and International Congresses. Mary has supervised 25 postgraduate (PhD and MSc) research students and 21 undergraduate student research projects. She has also supervised 27 undergraduate theses and 244 undergraduate students and veterinarians learning advanced clinical medicine at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She continues an active programme of delivering continuing education in vaccinology and management of vector-borne infectious disease in Latin America. In 2019 she was the President of the Congress of the Brazilian Society for Veterinary Dermatology and has served on the Scientific Board for the 2019 annual meeting of the CVBD World Forum.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)