Agostino studied veterinary medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he graduated in March 2012. Before graduation, he joined a study abroad and a student internship program at the University of Caceres, Spain, where he started his undergraduate research and thesis. After few months spent at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Bologna, Agostino joined the GI Lab in May 2013 to pursue his PhD. Ago is interested in new markers of inflammation, lymphocytic activation, and epithelial barrier dysfunction in dogs affected by IBD. He’s very interested in the relationship and network between the immune system and the intestinal microbiota. In the future, Ago would love to become accredited with DACVIM and a clinical immunologist. In his spare time, you can find Ago swimming, biking, or running around College Station or maybe competing in a triathlon or a marathon near you.