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Honorary Professor: Martin Jeffrey

Martin Jeffrey has been made an Honorary Professor in the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

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He received a bachelor of veterinary medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1978.

After a short period in practice, in 1981 he began training in veterinary pathology at the Central Veterinary Laboratory, Weybridge.

While working on domestic food animal surveillance in 1986 he was the first in the UK to describe Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in exotic ungulates and in cattle.

In 1987 he moved to the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency lab at Lasswade, where he developed a small team focussed on pathology research of prion diseases.

His group developed systematic methods of phenotypic characterisation of prion diseases occurring naturally in ruminants.

He has a particular interest in electron microscopy.

He has a diploma in veterinary medicine from the European College of Veterinary Pathology and a doctorate in veterinary medicine (pathology) from the University of Glasgow.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists.