Dr Emilie Bouhsira
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Dr Emilie Bouhsira (DVM, MSc., PhD, Dip. EVPC, EBVS® Specialist in Parasitology) is an Associate Professor in Parasitology at the National Veterinary School of Toulouse, France since 2015. She obtained her PhD degree (which focused on the transmission of Bartonella spp. by the cat flea Ctenocephalides felis) in 2014 from the University of Toulouse, and was laureate of the Leopold Escande Price, awarding the best PhD thesis. She completed her profile with a degree in Entomology at the Pasteur Institute of Paris in 2016.
Her research area mainly focused on vector-borne agents, especially flea-borne pathogens and agents transmitted by the stable fly Stomoxys calcitrans, and resistance to insecticides in fleas and flies. She has more than 10 years of experience in the design and the realisation of clinical studies aiming at determining the efficacy of ectoparasiticides against fleas, flies, sandflies and mosquitoes in cats and dogs.
Emilie is the current Secretary of the European Veterinary Parasitology College and a member of the WAAVP guidelines subcommittee; she is also the treasurer of the French Society of Parasitology and the President of ESCCAP-France.
She is the organizer of the “Entomology Summer course” (https://entomologysummercourse.com/), continuing education course dedicated to Medical and Veterinary Entomology.