Dr. Maria Lucia Zaidan Dagli is a professor of General and Animal Pathology and Head of the Laboratory of Experimental and Comparative Oncology at the Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her main research interests include animal and toxicological pathology, carcinogenesis, cancer chemoprevention, and new cancer therapies.
Dr. Dagli received her professional degrees (DVM, Residence in Anatomic Pathology, MSc and PhD) from the University of São Paulo, and did her post-doctorate training at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, IARC, Lyon, France.
She was the founder and first president of the Brazilian Association of Veterinary Oncology (ABROVET) and past president of the Latin American Society of Toxicologic Pathology. She is currently the vice president of the National Technical Committee on Biosafety (CTNBio, Ministry of Science and Technology, Brazil), vice president of the International Federation of Societies of Toxicologic Pathology (IFSTP), and coordinator of the Graduate Program on Biotechnology of the University of São Paulo. Since 2009, she is a member of the Expert Panel for Fragrance Safety.
Dr. Dagli has supervised 15 MSc dissertations, 20 PhD theses and 20 post docs. She has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications, and delivered over 300 oral and poster presentations and lectures.