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 a board member 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. She was the treasurer of ESCCAP-France for several years (2016-2019), before becoming its President in December 2019.
She is the organizer of the “Entomology Summer course” whose first edition was held in Toulouse from the 26th to the 30th of August 2019, and which gathered 15 participants coming from all over the world, and key-note speakers from Europe and the United States, and whose next edition is planned from the 05th to the 09th of July 2021.