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Vera Maria Peters

Presidente FESSACAL

Biologist from Universidad Federal de Juiz de Fora. She has a Master degree in histology and embryology; Doctor in animal biology from Universidad Federal Rural de Río de Janeiro. She is an active member of SBCAL y CONCEA; Director of Biology Reproduction Center at UFJF. She also serves as professor at UFJF and coordinates the Red Mineira de Bioterismo from Minas Gerais. She is the former treasure of FESSACAL.

Ekaterina Rivera

Vicepresidente FESSACAL

Dr. Rivera completed her D.V.M. at the University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and her M.Sc. in Laboratory Animals Science at the Royal Veterinary College in the University of London. She has also received an honorary degree from the University of Brasilia. Dr. Rivera’s appointments have included ad hoc membership to the Brazilian Council on Animal Experiments (CONCEA), the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC-I), and the Laboratory Animal Welfare Group at the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE/OMSA). She is considerer one of the most influential MV  by the Federal Council of Veterinarian Medicine in Brazil.


Ana Paula Arevalo

Secretary FESSACAL

Radioisotope Technician. Master in Biomedical Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Republic. Student of
PhD on the topic: Generation of murine models for zoonotic viruses
emerging. Diploma in Animal Welfare and Behavior. Technical
Deputy of the Laboratory Animal Biotechnology Unit of the Institute
Pasteur (2008-present). Member of the CEUA Fcien and CEUA IPMon.
Member of the FESSACAL Board of Directors and current President of AUCyTAL
(Uruguayan Association of Laboratory Animal Science and Technology).


Gui Mi Ko

Treasurer FESSACAL

She has a degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), a Master's degree in Health Science (Pharmacology Area) from Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) and is currently a PhD student in Health Science (Molecular Biology Area) on UNIFESP. She is the Treasurer and board member of the Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência em Animais de Laboratório (SBCAL) and the Coordinator of the Laboratory of Animal Experimentation of the Institute of Pharmacology and Molecular Biology of UNIFESP.

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Marcelo Asprea 

Former President FESSACAL

Veterinarian graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences University of Buenos Aires with a specialization in large animal clinic; Head of biothery and experimental surgery Hospital de Pediatria Prof Dr Juan P Garrahan; Veterinary anesthesiology specialist granted by the professional council of veterinary doctors / resolution nº 728/2010. Law No. 14072); Specialist in laboratory animals granted by the professional council of veterinary doctors / resolution nº 728/2010. Law No. 14072); Member of the cycle of the Pediatric Hospital Prof Dr Juan P Garrahan; Director of the Cell Care Company / Faculty of Medicine UBA; Coordinator of trainer courses in laparoscopic surgery hlb Pharma / Johnson & Johnson; Member of the Pediatric lung transplant team. Hospital de Pediatría S.A.M.I.C. Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan; Former President of the Argentine Association of Science and Technology of Laboratory Animals (AACyTAL) between 2013-2018;  President of the Federation of South American Societies for Laboratory Animal Sciences (FESSACAL) 2016-2019; Former President of The Federation of South American Societies for Laboratory Animal Sciences (FESSACAL) 2020-2023

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