The team of the chair in
biosecurity of dairy production
Juan Carlos Arango Sabogal, co-director
Juan Carlos Arango Sabogal is a veterinary doctor who graduated from the Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia in 2006. He holds a certificate in Animal-Human-Environment Interface and Health from the Microprogram in Veterinary Public Health and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He also completed two postdoctoral fellowships: one at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV), University of Montreal, the other at the Royal Veterinary College, UK.
He has been a professor at the FMV since 2021 and is also co-director of the chair in biosecurity of dairy production.
Dr. Arango Sabogal's research projects revolve around three axes:
Epidemiology of infectious diseases of dairy cattle
Evaluation of diagnostic tests and screening strategies
Development and evaluation of prevention and control programs and monitoring tools.
In addition to dairy production, he has a strong interest in epidemiology, quantitative methods and Bayesian latent class models. More recently, he has also started to take an interest in machine learning.
Simon Dufour, co-director
Simon Dufour obtained his degree in veterinary medicine from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) of the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1998. He then practiced bovine medicine in Quebec and British Columbia for 10 years before undertaking doctoral studies in epidemiology at University of Montreal, then a post-doctorate in epi-informatics at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
He has been a professor at the FMV since 2012 and is also director of the Mastitis Network, of the FRQ-NT Op+lait group and co-director of the chair in biosecurity of dairy Production.
He is passionate about the epidemiology of bovine infectious diseases and conducts a research program focusing on diagnostic approaches for disease control and the development of data visualization tools for this species.
He has helped train many graduate students and headed many major research grants (in other words, he's been around a long time).
Marie-Pascale Morin, PhD student
Marie-Pascale Morin obtained her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada in 2015. During this, she completed her first research internship in the market gardening industry, followed by another internship at Agriculture Agri-Food Canada in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada on the biology of dairy cow lactation. She obtained a master's degree in Veterinary Science (Clinical Sciences) from the University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2018.
She then worked as a research officer at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FMV) at the University of Montreal on various projects such as: the longitudinal disease surveillance network for Canadian cow-calf companies, euthanasia in cattle and clinical trials of intranasal vaccines in grain-fed calves.
Since September 2020, she has been doing her doctorate in epidemiology at the FMV under the supervision of Simon Dufour, Jean-Philippe Roy and Gilles Fecteau. She is interested in the surveillance and control of bovine viral diarrhea.
Vitòria Régia Lima Campêlo, PhD student
Vitòria Régia Lima Campêlo obtained her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Brasilia, Brazil in 2019. During her studies, she developed a passion for the diagnosis and control of infectious diseases through the various internships she has performed within government agencies such as the Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil for the control of infectious diseases in cattle, pigs and horses.
She then completed a research internship on the diagnosis of glanders and equine infectious anemia in a veterinary laboratory. This aroused in her the desire to acquire more knowledge in epidemiology.
Since January 2022, she has been doing her doctorate in epidemiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal under the supervision of Simon Dufour, Cécile Aenishaenslin and Manon Racicot. She is interested in the barriers to implementing biosecurity on Canadian dairy farms.
Karol Gilberto Solano Suarez, PhD student
Karol Gilberto Solano Suarez graduated as a Veterinarian from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia in 2012. He then worked as a freelance veterinarian in dairy cattle medicine around Bogota, Colombia. He completed his first internship at Aurora Organic Dairy in Texas, USA, where he acquired his first research skills by investigating the effects of calcium administration during the transition period and the effect of transrectal palpation on calf development and survival.
He then completed a second placement in South Australia, Australia where he coordinated the day-to-day operations of a robotic and conventional pasture-based milking system. In 2019, he completed a master in Animal Science (Dairy Herd Health) at the Colorado State University, Colorado, USA.
Since January 2021, he has been doing his doctorate in veterinary sciences (epidemiology) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal under the supervision of Simon Dufour, Jean-Philippe Roy and Juan Carlos Arango Sabogal. He is interested in the surveillance and control of bovine leucosis.
Maryse Um, postdoctoral fellow, chair coordinator
Maryse Um obtained her degree in veterinary medicine from the Hassan II Agronomic and Veterinary Institute, Rabat, Morocco in 2011. She holds a certificate of advanced veterinary studies in hygiene, quality and food safety from the Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, France. She obtained a master's degree in elaboration of food quality and safety from the Institut Polytechnique de Toulouse, France in 2013 and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III, Toulouse, France in 2016.
She then completed her first postdoctoral fellowship in microbiology at the Institut de Recherche en Santé Digestive, Toulouse, France in 2018.
Since 2019, she has been doing a second postdoctoral fellowship in veterinary science (epidemiology) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal under the supervision of Simon Dufour and André Ravel. She is interested in the epidemiology of salmonellosis due to Salmonella Dublin in dairy cows, the validation of diagnostic tests using Bayesian latent class models and the implementation of multi-criteria decision support tools .
She is also the coordinator of the chair in biosecurity of dairy production (2021-2022).