Clarissa Strieder-Barboza, an expert in cattle and human adipose tissue biology and metabolic disease, has been named an assistant professor in Texas Tech University's Department of Veterinary Sciences. The Brazil native, who will have a 25 percent joint appointment with the new Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo, indicated that her research program broadly focuses on pathophysiology of metabolic disease in dairy cattle and humans.
Strieder-Barboza aims at developing collaborative research to identify novel targets and therapeutic and nutritional strategies for preventing metabolic disease, relevant to both animal and human health. Strieder-Barboza earned her degree in veterinary medicine at the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria in Santa Maria, Brazil, and her master's degree in veterinary science-animal health from the Institute of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia, Chile. Her doctorate in comparative medicine and integrative biology is from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Large Animal Clinical Science in East Lansing, Michigan.