Skip Navigation

Alfonso Clavijo

Research Professor, Joint Appointment

Send Email

Phone: (979) 845-3414

Mailstop: 4467

Department: VTPB

Photo of Clavijo, Alfonso


  • 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.


Molecular Typing of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotypes by One-Step Multiplex RT-PCR.
Sun F, Cochran M, Beckham T, Clavijo A
J Wildl Dis. 2014
Development and performance evaluation of a streamlined method for nucleic acid purification, denaturation, and multiplex detection of Bluetongue virus and Epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus.
Schroeder ME, Johnson DJ, Ostlund EN, Meier J, Bounpheng MA, Clavijo A
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2013 25(6):709-19.
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.
The influence of temperature and simulated transport conditions of diagnostic samples on real-time polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Tritrichomonas foetus DNA.
Clavijo A, Erol E, Sneed L, Sun F, Swinford A
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2011 23(5):982-5.
Diagnosis of caprine mucopolysaccharidosis type IIID by real-time polymerase chain reaction-based genotyping.
Clavijo A, Sun F, Sneed L
J Vet Diagn Invest. 2010 22(4):622-7.

Request Update