KRAMER Laura Helen

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Curriculum Vitae Prof. Laura Helen Kramer

KRAMER Laura Helen
Via Goito 14
43121 Parma, Italy
Tel. +39 338 374 0744
Laura Helen Kramer was born in New York (USA) on 22/09/60.

•1974-1978 Diploma, Bronx High School of Science, New York USA
•1978-1982 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Syracuse University, USA
•1982-1984 Trinity College, Dublin Ireland (post-graduate course in Theology)
•1984-1990 Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Parma Veterinary School,Italy (graduated with honours)
•1993-1996 PhD in Veterinary Pathology and Pathological Anatomy, University of Parma Veterinary School; thesis entitled “Feline Langerhans cells in healthy and in FIV+ cats.”
•1996-1998 post-doctoral position in Veterinary Pathology and Pathological Anatomy,University of Parma Veterinary School; research project entitled “Langerhans cells in swine infected with Sarcoptes scabiei”

•1990-1993: Private practitioner for small animals at the “Vet Hospital” Veterinary Clinic,Reggio Emilia, Italy
•1998-2004: Research Assistant in Veterinary Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Universityof Parma Veterinary School, Parma Italy
•2004-present: Associate Professor of Veterinary Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, University of Parma Veterinary School, Parma Italy

In 2013 Prof. Kramer received her habilitation for Full Professorship in the scientific discipline H3/07, “Infectious and Parasitic Diseases of Animals”.

Prof. Laura Kramer currently spends all of her professional time in the teaching and research of Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Parma Veterinary School.

Prof. Laura Kramer began her experience in Veterinary Parasitology in 1996 as a study grant recipient for a project involving the local immune response to sarcoptic mange infection in swine. Her backround in veterinary pathology and her experience with immunohistochemical/ultrastructural studies of dendritic cells in various animal species lead to an interest in host-parasite relationships and parasite immunology.
Starting in 1998, collaboration with colleagues at the University of Milan on canine and feline heartworm disease lead to the participation in several research projects (national and European) on the epidemiology and immune response to filarial infection and the role of bacterial endosymbionts in the biology of filarial nematodes. This lead to the development and clinical evaluation of alternative adulticide protocols for canine heartworm disease.
Prof. Kramer began to cultivate an interest in vector-borne, and in particular, tick-borne diseases following a final year thesis project entitled “B. burgdoferi in Ixodes sp. in northern Italy. She was Associate Investigator on a national Ministry of research-funded project entitled “An in vitro model for the evaluation of ABC Transporter proteins in the development of acaricide resistant in ticks” (PRIN 2011-2013).
Prof. Kramer is author of 95 publications in international, peer-reviewed journals. According to a recent SCOPUS search (06.01.2020):
• Total number of citations: 2441
• H-index: 26

From 2007-2017, Prof. Kramer has attracted research funding as Associate Investigator from national and international, public and private entities for a total of 248.972 euro (see below).
• 34.237 € PRIN 2007
• 25.000 € Universidad di Salamanca (ES) 2008
• 119.000 € PRIN 2010-2011
• 1.000 € Intervet S.P.A. 2012
• 2.500 € Progeo srl 2013
• 37.190 € Bayer Animal Health 2015
• 30.000 € CEVA Animal Health 2017

Prof. Kramer is.
•from 2014, Guide Line Director of the European Scientific Council for Companion Animal Parasites
•from 2004 de-facto diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College;
•from 2016-2018 Vice President of the European Board for Veterinary Specialization
from 2018-present President of the European Board for Veterinary Specialization

Prof. Kramer was “Visiting Professor” at the Royal Veterinary College of London (UK) from november 2013- March 2014 and from January to March 2016.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015


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