Vinicius Machado joins CASNR's new Department of Veterinary Sciences
By: Norman Martin
Vinicius Machado has been named an assistant professor in a newly instituted Department of Veterinary Sciences in Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new post on Sept. 1.
The new CASNR department will have a graduate degree program only that the college hopes will attract students who have an interest in population or preventative veterinary medicine, with a focus on large production animal veterinary medicine.
Machado indicated that he is interested in continuing his research efforts in understanding immunological mechanisms behind pathogen recognition and clearance in the postpartum uterus of dairy cows, and exploring of new strategies for metritis treatment.
The new CASNR department will offer both a master's and doctorate degree, both of which are research degrees. Primary focus of the department will be to train individuals in population and preventative veterinary medicine. As part of his position, Machado will have access to Tech's sprawling mix of laboratory animal facilities that include the Gordon W. Davis Meat Laboratory; a livestock arena; the New Deal Farm which consists of more than 900 acres, as well as the Burnett Center's Research Feedlot; an equestrian center; and a food safety laboratory in Tech's Experimental Sciences Building.
Machado received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Federal University of Goias in Brazil, and did a fellowship post-DVM at Cornell University's Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences. He received his doctorate in animal sciences from Cornell, and did a residency in ambulatory and production medicine in Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Machado's experience includes serving as a teaching assistant at the Veterinary School of Federal University of Goias, and Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Awards for Machado include outstanding resident for the Equine and Nemo Farm Animal and Ambulatory Hospitals at Cornell University (2016). He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association, and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.
CONTACT: Michael Ballou, Associate Dean for Research, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org