Rachel Allavena is a specialist veterinary anatomic pathologist who enjoys teaching toxicology, pathology and laboratory animal science at UQ’s School of Veterinary Science at Gatton. Her research involves testing novel cancer treatments in pet dogs to inform the development of new treatments and to help determine whether the treatments are safe and effective for people. Her immunotherapies in dogs have achieved high cure rate in pilot trias. Her current work builds on expertise from previous work in pharmaceutical development and her understanding of immunology and mechanisms of disease to benefit pets and people.
A/Professor Allavena has received $7 million dollars of grant funding since beginning her academic career in 2011. She received a School of Veterinary Science Excellence in Clinical Research award in 2018 and a University of Queensland Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015.
Rachel Allavena appears with thanks to Academic Partner The University of Queensland.