Lorenzo José Fraile y Maria Montoya have recently joined ITSL as a new shareholders

Lorenzo José Fraile Sauce DVM, PhD, ECPHM
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Lorenzo Fraile is Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (1993) and PhD (1996) in the field of pharmacology at the Veterinary Faculty of Zaragoza, Spain. Afterwards, he worked as a swine and bovine practitioner for eight years (1996-2004) in private companies. From 2004 to 2010, he worked as a senior researcher at CReSA (Center of Animal Health Research) in Barcelona, Spain working in the field of epidemiology, pharmacology and immunology with a focus on bacterial and viral livestock diseases. Moreover, he belonged to the committee of veterinary and medicinal products (CVMP, EMA, London) during the period 2005-2007. The CVMP is involved in the evaluation and authorization of vaccines and medicinal products at European level. From 2010 to nowadays, he is working as an associate professor in Epidemiology and Pharmacology at the University of Lleida, Spain and he is also member of the European College of Porcine Health and Management. During his career, he has published more than seventy-two papers in peer-review journals.

Dr. Maria Montoya
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Dr. M. Montoya did her PhD in “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” in Madrid under the supervision of Dr. M del Val. Her PhD topic was the limiting steps in the classical MHC class I antigen processing and presentation in viral infections. Afterwards, she moved to work as a research scientist in the group headed by D. P. Borrow in The Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research (UK), a centre focused in vaccine design. Scientific contributions by M. Montoya on dendritic cell function and immunity in the context of natural viral infections are considered reference papers in the field. In 2005, Dr. M. Montoya joined “Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA)” in Barcelona, Spain as a group leader establishing a new line of research studying the interaction of influenza virus with natural hosts such as pigs but also in ferrets. Besides, she has designed new vaccines strategies in animal health. In 2014, Dr. M. Montoya moved to The Pirbright Institute as porcine immunologist. Dr. M. Montoya´s main interests are focused on the immunological mechanisms involved in virus-host interaction in viral diseases such as Influenza virus and African Swine Fever virus.

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