DR Mauricio Coppo

DR Mauricio Coppo


  • Veterinary immunology (Avian)
  • Veterinary virology (herpesvirus)



  • Dr. Mauricio J. C. Coppo is a veterinarian with an interest in developing solutions to problems in animal health, based on the understanding of the pathogenesis, immunity and epidemiology of infectious diseases that affect animals. For the past 9 years his research has focused on the investigation of the pathogenesis of infectious larygotracheitis (ILT), a viral disease caused by a herpesvirus that affects poultry industries worldwide. Over this period his research has examined the transmission and replication characteristics of currently available vaccines against this viral disease, as well as the  innate and adaptive immune responses that are stimulated in the chicken during acute infection. Dr Coppo gained his veterinary degree at the University of Chile in 2002 and worked in the poultry industry as a field veterinarian before completing a Master of Veterinary Science (by research) and a PhD in avian virology and immunology at the University of Melbourne. Following a Research Fellowship in Veterinary Virology, Dr Coppo currently holds and appointment as Research Fellow in Avian Immunology.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2015
  • MVSc, University of Melbourne 2011
  • MV, University of Chile 2002

Awards and honors

  • Second Lohmann and K.A. Schatt Scientific award for outstanding research in Marek's disease /Infectious laryngotracheitis prevention, Lohmann and K. A. Schatt, 2014
  • Dr. Sue Newton Travelling Scholarship for excellence in scientific research, Faculty of Veterinary Science, 2013
  • Melbourne International Research Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, 2011
  • Bicentennial Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in Australia, CONICYT, Chilean Government, 2009



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Y