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1. Resume

Short summary of skills, experience and career objective

As a global-minded academic and veterinarian, I am a creative storyteller with a passion for mentoring, science outreach, and communication. I have a high sense of responsibility and a thirst for learning.
Demonstrated working experience in higher education (veterinary medicine) and project management, with an academic track record at the crossroads of microbial ecology, infectious diseases, and animal conservation. Looking for a new challenge!


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2. Professional experience

Career level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Status as medical specialist

Status as medical specialist other

Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Medical speciality / field of interest

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology

Medical speciality field of interest other

zoonoses, One Health

Research profile

3. Current (last) position held

Current employer company

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Current employer city


Current employer country

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Job title

Associate Professor of Microbiology

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Work experience

Further work experience

Employer: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) - AdTalem Global Education
--> Visiting Professor of Microbiology Oct-Nov 2023
--> Assistant Professor of Microbiology - 09/2017 - 12/2022
--> Postdoctoral Researcher Microbial Ecology - 09/2016 - 08/2017

Management and participation in research projects (Research Center 3: Conservation Medicine and Ecosystem Health; Research Center 1: One Health Center for Zoonoses and Tropical Veterinary Medicine), Academic Coordinator, Course coordinator and lecturer, Course
development, Student training, guidance and thesis supervision, Grant proposal writing, Administrative academic services

Teaching courses:
Principles of Infectious Diseases; Bacteriology & Mycology; Introduction to Microbiology; Science Communication and Outreach
Research projects focused on coral microbiome and coral diseases; microbiomes in animal health and conservation

4. Education

Education and qualifications

2021 - University of West England, Bristol, UK - Science Communication, MSc/PGDip

2015 Ghent University, BE - Doctor of Philosophy, PhD Veterinary Science & Microbial Ecology (Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Sciences | Laboratory of Nutrition, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

2010 Ghent University, BE - Master in Veterinary Medicine, MSc, DVM
(Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)

2010 Ghent University, BE - Qualified Teachers Training for Higher
Education, Pedagogy, MSc (Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogic Science)

5. Language skills, special skills, IT-knowledge

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Special skills

- Biological sampling, fieldwork and data management (including microbiome data)
- Bacterial (anaerobic) cultivation techniques and microscopy
- Molecular fingerprinting, ELISA, IFA, Western Blot, …
- DNA extractions, PCR, RT-PCR, …
- Setting up in vitro gut simulation models and reactors (e.g. SHIME)

IT knowledge

- Academic Software (Canvas, ExamSoft, PollEverywhere, Medtrics,...)
- Microsoft Office Package; Adobe Package (Photoshop, Illustrator)
- Phylogenetic analyses tools (e.g. MEGA, BioEdit, iTol, FigTree, …)
- Linux (python pipelines for HT sequence analyses, QIIME, Mothur, …)
- R and R studio for visualization and statistical analyses

Other qualifications

Certified CITI online coursework:
Research Ethics and Compliance training
Ethics and Compliance Training; Animal Biosafety; Select agents, biosecurity and bioterrorism; OSHA Bloodborne pathogens; Biomedical research basic/refresher; Working with the IACUC

Infocycle Belgian Development Agency: Training on North-South relations, Belgian Development Agency, Brussels, Belgium

6. Desired position and location of employment

Type of position

Training position, Research position, Clinical position, ESCMID observership

Medical speciality

InfectiousDiseases, Microbiology

Medical speciality other

zoonoses, One Health

Desired job title

microbiologist; zoonotic diseases specialist;

Type of contract

Permanent, Temporary/contract/project, Short visit

Job status

Full-time, Part-time

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Desired job profile

research project manager - consultant - infectious disease scientist - educator - science communication