Prof. Dr. Mandi de Mestre
Cornell University, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Professor, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, NY, USA
Mandi graduated from the University of Sydney in 1998 with a First Class Bachelor of Veterinary Science. Following graduation, she worked as a veterinarian in equine specialist practice in Scone, Australia and Newmarket, United Kingdom. She received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences in 2006 from the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University. which was followed by two years of postdoctoral training at Cornell University. In 2007, she moved to Royal Veterinary College, London, England where she established her research program in the immmunobiology of equine pregnancy and underlying mechanisms of pregnancy failure. As the Principal Investigator of the Equine Pregnancy Laboratory, her team works closely with clinicians, epidemiologists, geneticists and pathologists to take an interdisciplinary approach to study early equine development as well as to identify and characterise novel causes of pregnancy loss both in early and late gestation. Dr de Mestre was the recipient of the 2015 Society of Reproduction and Fertility New Investigator Award. She is currently Treasurer for International Society for Equine Reproduction and Associate Editor for Reproduction and Fertility.