Dr. Miguel Saggese: A native of Argentina, Dr. Miguel Saggese joined Western University of Health Sciences in 2007 as an assistant professor in microbiology and avian diseases. He obtained his veterinary degree in 1995 at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2004, Dr. Saggese completed a 3-year residency and a masters program at The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota. During these years, he studied the effect of West Nile virus (WNV) on birds of prey and the efficacy of WNV vaccines. Between 2004 and 2007, his research focused on avian tuberculosis while completing his Ph.D. in microbiology at The Schubot Center, Texas A&M University. Dr. Saggese defines himself as an ornithologist as well as veterinarian and he combines both disciplines to better understand the effect of diseases in avian populations. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and is actively involved in several organizations, including the Raptor Research Foundation, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Eagle Conservation Alliance.
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