Our Team

Dr. Guilherme G. Verocai

Dr. Guilherme G. Verocai

Director

Dr. Verocai has a DVM (2005) and a Master’s (2008) from the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a PhD (2015) from the University of Calgary, Canada. He also is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in Veterinary Parasitology (2014).

He joined from the Texas A& M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (TAMU CVM) in November 2018 as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. Prior to moving to Texas, he spent almost three years as faculty and director of the Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Verocai has over 17 years of experience in diagnostics, teaching and research in Parasitology. His broad research interests span from diagnostics of heartworm infection in dogs to the biodiversity of parasites in wildlife.

Dr. Caroline Sobotyk de Oliveira

Dr. Caroline Sobotyk de Oliveira

Resident

Dr. Sobotyk has a DVM (2013), Master’s (2015) and a PhD (2019) from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil. During graduate school, she worked on various vector-borne diseases and gained experience in teaching and diagnostics.

Dr. Sobotyk is the Merck resident of the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology, under Dr. Verocai’s supervision. She joined TAMU CVM in September 2019 and has been involved in research, and classical and molecular diagnostics.

Joe Luksovsky

Joe Luksovsky

Technician & Staff

Joe Luksovsky has a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) (2007) and an MS in Biomedical Science (2011), with an emphasis in Parasitology. Joe has a strong interest in parasites of livestock and anthelmintic resistance.

Joe has been working in the Parasitology Diagnostic Lab for 12 years, and brings valuable experience and institutional memory to the group!