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Lilian Catenacci, DVM, Ph.D.

Wildlife Veterinarian

Lilian is a Brazilian veterinarian and professor of Clinical and Wildlife Management at the Federal University of Piaui State in Brazil and also a Ph.D. student in virology at the Evandro Chagas Institute. She completed her Master thesis in Zoology at Santa Cruz State University. Since 2005, Lilian has been a research collaborator of the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp, Belgium, and for four years she was on the board of the Brazilian Association of Wildlife Veterinarians (ABRAVAS). In 2015, as part of her doctoral studies, Lilian worked at the Saint Louis Zoo Institute for Conservation Medicine. Lilian's academic interests are in the fields of conservation medicine, public health and wildlife veterinary medicine. Her ongoing research focuses on studying outbreaks of arbovirus infections in wildlife and human populations in and around protected natural areas of north-eastern Brazil.


Ph.D. – Evandro Chagas Institute, Para Brazil
DVM – Paulista State University, Sao Paulo, Brazil
M.S. – State University of Santa Cruz, Bahia, Brazil

Area of Expertise

Conservation Medicine