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Brandon Lillie named Chair, Department of Pathobiology

Prof. Brandon Lillie, Chair, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Prof. Brandon Lillie has been selected as the incoming Chair for the Department of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College. He begins his 5-year appointment on April 6, 2020.
 
Brandon graduated from OVC’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in 2000 and completed his PhD at OVC in 2007. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 2008. He joined the Department of Pathobiology in a faculty position in 2009, and has served as interim chair since September 1, 2019.
 
“Brandon brings an outstanding record of accomplishments in teaching, research, and mentorship of young scientists,” says OVC Dean Jeff Wichtel. “As interim Chair, Brandon demonstrated energy, vision, and commitment to the success of every member of his department. As Dean, I look forward to working closely with Brandon as a member of the College leadership team.”
 
Brandon teaches various aspects of anatomic pathology to BSc students and in the undergraduate veterinary program and applied anatomic pathology and mechanisms of disease at the graduate level at OVC.
 
In addition to a main research focus on the genetics of innate disease in livestock, particularly swine, with a particular interest in pattern recognition receptors such as collagenous lectins, Brandon’s research also includes work on equine reproductive failure (spontaneous and EHV-associated) and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus control in livestock - a One Health approach to controlling human and animal diseases.