Oscar Cabezón

Qualifications 

Degree in Veterinary Science
PhD in Wildlife Ecopathology
Diplomate ECZM, Wildlife Population Health specialty

Position 

Researcher at UAB

Researcher at IRTA-CReSA

Web of Science Researcher ID: L-3812-2014
ORCID: 0000-0001-7543-8371

Overview

I am a researcher at the Wildlife Conservation Medicine research group (WildCoM) since 2018. My area of research is conservation medicine. Since 2019, I am the Director of the Residency and Internship Programs of Wildlife Population Health of the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. I have co-directed several PhD theses and participated in several national and international research projects, and in more that 70 scientific papers.

Background

​I graduated in Veterinary Degree from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2001 and obtained my PhD on Wildlife Ecopathology at the same university in 2011. My research activity began with my PhD thesis describing the pathogenesis of Border Disease Virus in the alpine ruminant Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica), a virus that entailed the collapse of chamois populations in the Pyrenees. My post- doctoral scientific activity has focused in the impact of infectious diseases in wildlife populations, mainly in alpine ecosystems. In 2013 I was recognized as Diplomate by the European College of Zoological Medicine (Wildlife Population Health specialty).