About Salvatore Frasca, Jr
I earned an A.B. from the College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, V.M.D. from the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Pathobiology with a concentration in pathology, from the University of Connecticut, where I completed my residency in veterinary anatomic pathology. I was a faculty member of the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science at the University of Connecticut for 18 years, during which time I rose from the rank of Assistant Professor to Full Professor. In 2017, I left the University of Connecticut and was hired as a Preeminent Scholar by the University of Florida, where I began as faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine. At UF, I hold the title of Professor of Aquatic Pathology, and I serve as a senior veterinary anatomic pathologist of aquatic pathology. I am currently a faculty member of the Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine. My primary academic interest is the didactic and active teaching of general and aquatic species pathology to veterinary students, graduate students, and residents in pathology. My philosophy is to approach teaching pathology from a One Health, One Pathology perspective.
Veterinary Anatomic PathologyAmerican College of Veterinary Pathologists
My research initiatives strive to support initiatives in aquatic animal health, coastal disease ecology, and biomedical research, emphasing molecular and tissue technologies. My research emphasis is on descriptive comparative pathology, ultrastructural and molecular characterization of pathogens, and molecular histotechnologic techniques for the detection of pathogens and the elucidation of mechanisms of disease by understanding gene transcription. My research interests include genetic approaches to the detection and characterization of infectious agents in aquatic hosts, pathogenesis of disease incited by atypical bacterial, fungal, and parasitic agents in aquatic hosts, and characterization of gene expression profiles in canine cancers, such as osteosarcoma and melanoma.
- Aquatic pathology and toxicology
- Cancer Genetics