Marisa da Fonseca Ferreira

Thesis title: The influence of cholangiocyte senescence and its senescence-associated secretory phenotype on hepatocyte to cholangiocyte differentiation

Regenerative Medicine PhD

Year of study: 1

  • Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Institute for Regeneration and Repair
  • Hospital for Small Animals, The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Contact details

Address

Street

Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Institute for Regeneration and Repair
Edinburgh BioQuarter
5 Little France Drive

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH16 4UU
Street

Hospital for Small Animals
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Easter Bush Campus

City
Roslin, Midlothian
Post code
EH25 9RG

Background

Marisa graduated in 2008 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, in Portugal, after completing an Integrated Master’s in Veterinary Medicine, joining the FMV’s Teaching Hospital team in the same year as a member of the Small Animal Medicine and the Veterinary Blood Bank services. In 2013, on the pursuit for a future residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Marisa moved to the UK and started a rotating Small Animal Internship at Vets Now Referrals in Swindon, enrolling afterwards in a Small Animal Rotating Junior Clinical Training Scholarship here at the Hospital for Small Animals, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh. In March 2015, Marisa started a Senior Clinical Training Scholarship in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the R(D)SVS and obtained her specialist diploma from the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (Internal Medicine) in March 2018. A Master's of Science by Research in Clinical Veterinary Sciences, at the R(D)SVS and the Roslin Institute, followed afterwards and was completed in March 2019 with Distinction. Marisa has then joined the University of Bristol, from April to July 2019, as a Teaching Fellow in Small Animal Medicine, within the Langford Vets Small Animal Referral Hospital. Since August 2019, Marisa has re-joined the R(D)SVS, as an ECAT (Edinburgh Clinical Academic Track) Veterinary Clinical Lecturer, starting her ECAT-Plus/Wellcome Trust PhD Training Fellowship for Clinicians in August 2020 with the Stuart Forbes Research Group.

Qualifications

IMVM MScR AFHEA DipECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) MRCVS

 

2008 - Integrated Master's in Veterinary Medicine (IMVM), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

2018 - European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine (DipECVIM-CA [Internal Medicine]), The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

2019 - Master of Science by Research (MScR) with Distinction (Clinical Veterinary Sciences), The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

2021 - Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Small Animal Internal Medicine

Clinical Expertise and Specialisation

EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine (DipECVIM-CA [Internal Medicine])

RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine

Undergraduate teaching

Year 5, Final Year Rotations

Postgraduate teaching

Small Animal Junior Clinical Training Scholars (Interns)

Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty Interns

Small Animal Internal Medicine Senior Clinical Training Scholars (Residents)

Research summary

Marisa's PhD is focused on the influence of cholangiocyte senescence and its senescence-associated secretory phenotype on hepatocyte to cholangiocyte differentiation.

Marisa is also interested in all aspects of canine and feline internal medicine, although particularly enjoys liver diseases, immune-mediated diseases, vector-borne diseases and interventional radiology and endoscopy.

 

Recently accepted for publication:

  • Hall, G. B. F., Schwarz, T., Liuti, T., Salgado, J. P. A., Ferreira, M. F., Willems, A. L. (2020). Arterial malformations leading to bilateral spontaneous renal hemorrhage in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Publications detailed in section below.

Presentations:

  • Ferreira, M. F., Salavati Schmitz, S., Schoenebeck, J. J., Clements, D. N., Campbell, S. M., Gaylor, D. E., Mellanby, R. J., Gow, A. G., Salavati, M. (2019). Lactulose drives a reversible reduction and qualitative modulation of the faecal microbiota diversity in healthy dogs. In: ECVIM-CA (European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals) 29th Annual Congress, Milan, Italy, 19-21 September (oral communication)
  • Ferreira, M. F., Mellanby, R. J., Gow, A. G. (2018). Serum melatonin concentrations in dogs with congenital portosystemic shunts, In: ECVIM-CA (European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals) 28th Annual Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 6-8 September (oral communication)
  • Garcia, M., Ferreira, M., Gow, A. (2017). Determining the pH in canine urine: comparing visual and automated reading variability of urine dipstick analysis within a small animal teaching hospital. In: 27th ECVIM-CA (European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Companion Animals) Congress, St. Julian’s, Malta, 14-16 September (oral communication)
  • Ferreira, M., Aylor, A., Mellanby, R., Campbell, S., Gow, A. (2017). Whole blood manganese concentrations in anaemic dogs with inflammatory bowel disease or confirmed iron-deficiency anaemia. In: 60th Congress of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 6-9 (oral communication)
  • Ferreira, M., Breheny, C., Handel, I., Brown, A., Gow, A. (2017). Urine dipstick discordance between standard visual and automated methods, when performed within a small animal teaching hospital. In: 60th Congress of the BSAVA, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 6-9 (oral communication)
  • Piccinelli, C., Ferreira, M., Hoare, J.E., Longo, M., Taylor, C.S., Liuti, T., Bommer, N.X., Cazzini, P. (2016). Malakoplakia mimicking neoplasia in the urinary tract of an adult cat. In: 2016 American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Concurrent Annual Meeting, New Orleans, United States of America, December 3-7 (oral communication)
  • Ferreira, M., Thomas, E. K., Walton, J. E. (2014). Frequency of crossmatch incompatibility between canine blood donors and recipients. In: 57th Congress of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Birmingham, United Kingdom, April 3-6 (oral communication)
  • Pomba, C., Delgado, M., Ferreira, M. F., Gomes Pereira, S., Coelho Baptista, B. & Duarte Correia, J.H. (2009). Etiology of canine and feline lower urinary tract infections and surveillance study of antimicrobial resistance in Lisbon, Portugal. In: 19th ECVIM-CA Congress, Porto, Portugal, September 8-10 (poster)
  • Marques, C., Gomes, J., Ferreira, M., Costa, M., Serra, P., Duarte Correia, J. H. & Pomba, C. (2009). Prevalence of feline blood types in the Lisbon region of Portugal. In: 19th ECVIM-CA Congress, Porto, Portugal, September 8-10 (poster)

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