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Jairo Rivera Posada

Jairo Rivera Posada


Former Research Fellow


Postdoctoral Research Fellow – ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University- AIMS (2012-2015)
PhD candidate, James Cook University (2009-2012)
Head of the School, College of Veterinary Medicine, Lasalle University, Colombia (2007)
Director Veterinary Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Antioquia, Colombia (2006)
Professor of Radiology, Small Animal Surgery and Internal medicine. College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Antioquia 2000 – 2007.
Lecturer Veterinary Medical Imaging. College of Veterinary Medicine. University of Pamplona (2004)
Lecturer Veterinary Radiology. Graduate Program. UdeA-VEPA WSAVA associate (2004)
Lecturer Diagnostic Tools. University of Health Sciences (2003)
Researcher Biomaterials and Centauro Groups. University of Antioquia (2000 – 2008)


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Postdoctoral Research Fellow –  ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University- AIMS (2012-2015)
PhD candidate, James Cook University (2009-2012)
Head of the School, College of Veterinary Medicine, Lasalle University, Colombia (2007)
Director Veterinary Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Antioquia, Colombia (2006)
Professor of Radiology, Small Animal Surgery and Internal medicine. College of Veterinary Medicine,  University of Antioquia 2000 –  2007.
Lecturer Veterinary Medical Imaging. College of Veterinary Medicine. University of Pamplona  (2004)
Lecturer Veterinary Radiology. Graduate Program. UdeA-VEPA WSAVA associate (2004)
Lecturer Diagnostic Tools. University of Health Sciences (2003)
Researcher Biomaterials and Centauro Groups. University of Antioquia (2000 – 2008)

Jairo was born in Colombia. He completed his DVM (Hons) at the University of Caldas (1999). After that he did 3 GradDip in Medical imaging (Radiology, Ultrasound, CT and MRI). Then Jairo obtained his first Doctorate in Veterinary Science with emphasis in Animal Surgery and Medicine at the University of Leon (Spain) awarding a Summa Cum Laude and patented his Bone graft (2005). Jairo worked as a professor of animal surgery, radiology and internal medicine for seven years and then made a career shift and moved to Australia and completed a PhD in Marine Biology and Microbiology at James Cook University (2012). Actually he is working as a research fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence. Jairo has broad interests in clinical diagnosis of marine diseases and host-pathogen interactions. The primary focus of his research is the Pathogenesis of Crown of Thorns (Acanthaster planci).

 Research Interests

Jairo has broad interests in Crown-of-thorns starfish, biological control, host – pathogen interactions, parasitology and medical diagnosis of marine diseases (applied research). He is working closely with Prof Morgan Pratchett at James Cook University and strongly believes that the best way to solve problems of global sustainability is by working on multi-disciplinary groups. Jairo utilize the expertise of scientists in different fields in his research (e.g., biologist, veterinarians, engineers, microbiologist, etc).

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au