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Alfonso Clavijo

Research Professor, Joint Appointment

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Phone: (979) 845-3414

Mailstop: 4467

Department: VTPB

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  • Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology / Virology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph 1994
  • D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, National University, Bogota, Colombia 1986

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Clavijo is currently a senior science advisor at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) and Research professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the Texas A&M University. His main research focus includes development and validation of novel diagnostic assays for transboundary animal diseases and zoonoses and the production of monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins and molecular probes as diagnostic reagents. Dr. Clavijo has a broad experience in laboratory diagnosis of Foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, classical swine fever and other transboundary animal diseases.


Development and performance evaluation of calf diarrhea pathogen nucleic acid purification and detection workflow.
Schroeder ME, Bounpheng MA, Rodgers S, Baker RJ, Black W, Naikare H, Velayudhan B, Sneed L, Szonyi B, Clavijo A
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2012 24(5):945-53.
Spatio-temporal epidemiology of Tritrichomonas foetus infection in Texas bulls based on state-wide diagnostic laboratory data.
Szonyi B, Srinath I, Schwartz A, Clavijo A, Ivanek R
Vet Parasitol. 2012 186(3-4):450-5.

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