Name: Igor Canisso
From: Brazil
Degrees and institute where received:

  • DVM, Federal University of Parana, Brazil;
  • MSc, Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil
  • Dipl. ACT, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dipl. ECAR, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • PhD, Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky (UK)

Igor Canisso, DVM, PhD, MSc, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, an assistant professor of equine theriogenology in the department of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign campus, graduated with a PhD in equine reproduction from the UK Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in 2014.

During his time at the Gluck center, Canisso was advised by Barry Ball, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, professor and Albert G. Clay Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction at UK’s Gluck Equine Research Center. Canisso’s primary research project focused on equine placentitis, which is a major cause of late-term pregnancy loss in broodmares.

Canisso said he chose UK because it has the world’s leading program in equine research, and the reproduction lab where he earned his doctoral degree is an excellent facility.

“I obtained my PhD education from the world’s best equine reproduction scientists, so it was an easy decision to join the group at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center," he said. "Being awarded with a fellowship by the Geoffrey Hughes Foundation through the Department of Veterinary Science certainly gave me the peace of min