Dr Chiara Palmieri

Assoc Professor in Vet. Pathology

School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Science
c.palmieri@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 828

Overview

Chiara Palmieri

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVP

2014-2016: President of the Australian Society of Veterinary Pathologists

I'm a veterinary pathologist, graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Teramo (Italy) in 2002 and a PhD in Ultrastructural Pathology in 2006. After completing a residency program at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Milan, I became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) in 2009. Before joining UQ in 2012, I was a full-time researcher in Veterinary Pathology at the University of Teramo (Italy). My international work experience and collaborations include the Institute of Animal Production (Prague) and the California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory System (Tulare, California, US). I'm the Postagraduate coordinator of the School of Veterinary Science and Director of the training programme for the ECVP board examination at the School of Veterinary Science (approved residency training center) and I assist in the supervision of the advanced training program in veterinary pathology for the ACVP and MANZCVS examination. Roles at the School of Veterinary Science: member of the Research Committee of the SVS, co-ordinator of undergraduate (VETS2007) and postgraduate ( VETS7704, VETS7711) courses.

Research interests: comparative oncology (canine prostate cancer, osteosarcoma), reproductive pathology, evaluation of pregnancy losses and placental abnormalities associated with assisted reproductive techniques, ultrastructural characterization of neoplastic diseases in domestic animals, male reproductive pathology induced by Chlamydia infection in koalas, avian pathology.

Professional skills and competencies: 1) Veterinary Pathology diagnostic service: necropsy, histopathology, cytology; 2) technical skills: histology, cytology, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy.

Publications: 67 papers on international journals with referees, 1 paper on national (Italian) journal with referee, 2 scholarly book chapter, 15 meeting abstracts published on normal or special issues of referred journals indexed on ISI Web of Knowledge; 109 abstracts (in proceedings of Italian and international conferences with referees), oral communications, poster.

Membership: International Society of Urological Pathology (2016 - ), Oncology Pathology Working Group (2015 - ), European Society of Veterinary oncology (2014 -), Veterinary Surgeon Board of Queensland (2013-), CL Davis Foundation for the advancement of veterinary and comparative pathology (2013-), Australian Society of Veterinary Pathologists (2012-), International Veterinary Pathology Coalition (2012-), European College of Veterinary pathologists (2009-), European Society of Veterinary Pathology (2004-), Italian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (2003-).

External Service to Profession/Discipline: (1) Chair of the canine prostate cancer subgroup at OPWG; (2) Scientific Editor of Research in Veterinary Science; (3) Australian representative of the International Veterinary Pathology Coalition; (4) EACR Ambassador

Ad hoc reviewer: Research in Veterinary Science, Avian Pathology, Journal of Laboratory Diagnostic Investigation, Histology Histopathology, Veterinary Pathology, Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, PLOSOne.

Research Interests

  • Pathogenesis of prostate cancer in dog, used as animal model for the spontaneous disease in men
    Collaborators: Prof. Angelo De Marzo (The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA) Prof. Valeria Grieco (University of Milan, Italy) Prof. Renee Laufer Amorim (Sao Paulo State University)
  • Comparative oncology
    Collaborators: A/Prof Rachel Allavena (SVS, UQ) Prof. David Reutens (CAI) A/Prof Rajiv Bhalla (CAI) Dr Rod Straw (BVSC)
  • Avian pathology
    Collaborator: Prof. HL Shivaprasad (CAHFS - UCDavis, USA)
  • Effects of Chlamydia infection on the male reproductive system of koalas
    Collaborators: Dr. Steve Johnston (SAFS, UQ)
  • Ultrastructural characterization of neoplastic diseases in domestic animals
    Collaborators: Prof. Paola Roccabianca (University of Milan, Italy) Dr. Giancarlo Avallone (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Placental insufficiency in pregnancies obtained through assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) in livestock
    Collaborators: Prof. Pasqualino Loi and Dr. Grazyna Ptak (University of Teramo, Italy) Prof. Larry Reynolds and Dr. Pawel Borowicz (Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, Dep. Animal Sciences, NDSU, USA)

Qualifications

  • Diplomate of the Euro.College of Vet. Pathologists
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Teramo
  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Barnes, Tamsin S., Palmieri, Chiara, Blyde, David and Ellis, William (2015). Health and disease. In Athol Klieve, Lindsay Hogan, Stephen Johnston and Peter Murray (Ed.), Marsupials and monotremes: nature's enigmatic mammals (pp. 315-358) New York, United States: Nova Science.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Allam, A. G., Palaniappan, G., Barnes, T. S., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Alvaran, P. J, Lantican, T. L. D, Parke, C. R, Cameron, D., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R. D., Mananggit, M. R., Meneses, S. M. A., Turni, C., Meers, J., Alawneh, J. I., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. C. and Blackall, P. J. (2018). Pigs and people: building an understanding on nipple drinker system adoption in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: Second PENAPH Technical Conference, Khon Kaen, Thailand, (). 10-12 January 2018.

  • Barnes, T. S., Alvaran, P. J., Lantican, T. L. D., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Parke, C. R., Palaniappan, G., Cameron, D., Meneses, S. M. A., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Alawneh, J. I., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. and Blackall, P. J. (2018). Using participatory methods to understand the smallholder pig production system in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: Second PENAPH Technical Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand, (). 10 -12 January 2018.

  • Barnes, T. S., Palaniappan, G., Lantican T. L. D. C., Alvaran, P. J., Allam, A. G., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Parke C. R., Cameron, D., Meneses, S. M. A., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C., Alawneh, J. I., de Castro, R., Villar, E. C. and Blackall, P. J. (2017). Encouraging behavioural change to improve smallholder pig production in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: Inaugural Meeting of the International Society for Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health, Aviemore, Scotland, United Kingdom, (). 27-28 March 2017.

  • Alvaran, P. J., Lantican, T. L. D., Barnes, T. S., Bernales, S. M., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Ignacio, C., Parke, C. R., Palaniappan, G., Ancog, R. C., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. and Blackall, P. J. (2017). On-farm veterinary investigations of smallholder pig farms in the municipality of San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: 8th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Wuhan, China, (). 12-15 May 2017.

  • Lantican, T. L. D., Barnes, T. S., Lapuz, E. L., Palaniappan, G., Villar, E. C., Baluyut Jr., A., Palmieri, C., Parke, C., Turni, C., Meers, J., Mananggit, M., Blackall, P. J., Alvaran, P. J. J., Ancog, R., de Castro, R., Domingo, R. and Meneses, S. M. (2017). Understanding the smallholder pig marketing system in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: 54th Scientific Seminar and Annual Convention, Philippines Society of Animal Science, Cebu, Philippines, (). 18-21 October 2017.

  • Alvaran, P. J., Allam, A. G., Ancog, R. C., Baluyut, A. S., Bernales, S. M., Lantican, T. L. D., Barnes, T. S., Blackall, P. J., de Castro, R., Ignacio, C., Lapuz, E. L., Lantican, T. L. D., Mananggit, M. R., Meers, J., Palaniappan, G., Palmieri, C., Parke, C. R., Turni, C. and Villar, E. (2017). Using an Ecohealth approach to identify constraints to smallholder pig production in the municipality of San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: 54th Scientific Seminar and Annual Convention, Philippines Society of Animal Science, Cebu, Philippines, (). 18-21 October 2017.

  • Alvaran, P. J., Lantican, T. L., Barnes, T. S., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Ignacio, C., Meneses, S. M., Parke, C. R., Alawneh, J. I., Palaniappan, G., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. C. and Blackall, P. J. (2016). An EcoHealth Baseline Survey of Smallholder Swine Production in the Municipality of San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: 24th International Pig Veterinary Congress, Dublin, Ireland, (). 7-10 June 2016.

  • Meneses, S. M. A., Barnes, T. S., Villar, E. C., Alvaran, P. J. J., Lantican, T. L. D., Lapuz, E. L., Parke, C. R., Palaniappan, G., Cameron, D., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Baluyut, A. S., Turni, C., Meers, J., Alawneh, J. I., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R. O. and Blackall, P. J. (2016). Improving the productivity of the smallholder swine raising in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines using an ecohealth approach: the importance of a communication plan. In: 19th Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) Congress, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, (). 6-9 September 2016.

  • Barnes, T. S., Alvaran, P. J. J., Lantican, T. L. D., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A., Parke, C. R., Palaniappan, G., Cameron, D., Meneses, S. M. A., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Alawneh, J. I., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. and Blackall, P. J. (2016). Understanding the smallholder pig production system in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines: a mixed methods approach. In: Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists College Science Week Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (). 7-9 July 2016.

  • Barnes, T. S., Alvaran, P. J., Lantican T. L. D. C., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Parke C. R., Palaniappan, G., Cameron, D., Meneses, S. M. A., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C., Alawneh, J. I., de Castro, R., Villar, E. C. and Blackall, P. J. (2016). Using an Ecohealth approach to understand the smallholder pig production system in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. In: One Health Ecohealth 2016: 4th International One Health Congress and 6th Biennial Congress of the International Association for Ecology and Health, Melbourne , VIC, Australia, (). 3-7 December 2016.

  • Lantican, T. L. D., Barnes, T. S., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A., Alvaran, P. J. J., Meneses, S. M. A., Parke, C. R., Palaniappan, G., Cameron, D., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Alawneh, J. I., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R. O., Villar, E. C. and Blackall, P. J. (2016). Using an ecohealth approach to understand smallholder swine raising in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines: an economic perspective. In: 19th Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) Congress, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, (). 6-9 September 2016.

  • Alvaran, P. J., Barnes, T. S., Lapuz, E. L., Baluyut, A. S., Lantican, T. L., Parke, C. R., Alawneh, J. I., Cameron, D., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M. R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C., de Castro, R., Villar, E. C. and Blackall, P. J. (2015). EcoHealth in the Philippines Phase 1: Survey of Smallholder Pig Farmers in San Simon, Pampanga. In: Proceedings of the 7th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress. 7th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Manila, Philippines, (99-99). 25 – 27 October 2015.

  • Ancog, R.C., Barnes, T.S, de Castro, R., Villar, E.C., Alvaran, P.J., Lapuz, E.L., Baluyut, A.S., Parke, C.R., Alawneh, J.I., Cameron, D., Domingo, R., Mananggit, M.R., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C. and Blackall, P.J. (2015). Operationalizing EcoHealth Approach: Balancing environment and animal health decisions in Smallholder Swine Farms in the Philippines. In: Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress 2015, Manila, Philippines, (). 25 - 27 October 2015.

  • Reynolds, Lawrence P., Borowicz, Pawel P., Palmieri, Chiara and Grazul-Bilska, Anna T. (2014). Placental vascular defects in compromised pregnancies: effects of assisted reproductive technologies and other maternal stressors. In: Lubo Zhang and Charles A. Ducsay, Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Physiology: Proceedings of the Center for Perinatal Biology 40th Anniversary Symposium. Center for Perinatal Biology 40th Anniversary Symposium, Loma Linda, CA, United States, (193-204). 11 February 2013. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1031-1_17

  • Gonzalez-Astudillo, V., Schaffer-White, A., Allavena, R. and Palmieri, C. (2014). Serosal myxosarcoma in two koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus): case series. In: ACVP 2014: American College of Veterinary Pathologists 65th Annual Meeting in conjunction with American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP) 49th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, United States, (). 8-12 November 2014.

  • Palmieri, C., Romanucci, M., Loi, P. and Della Saida, L. (2012). Abdominal teratoma in a domestic duck (Anas Platyrhynchos Domesticus). In: Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala, Sweden, (85-85). 7–10 September 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2011.11.160

  • Romanucci, M., D'Amato, G., Malatesta, D., Bongiovanni, L., Palmieri, C., Buracco, P., De Maria, R. and Della Salda, L. (2012). Heat shock protein expression in canine osteosarcoma. In: Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala, Sweden, (81-81). 7–10 September 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2011.11.143

  • Malatesta, D., Palmieri, C., Polverini, S., Fidanza, A., Ptak, G. and Della Salda, L. (2012). Impaired placental vascularization and embryo growth after in-vitro manipulation in sheep: a morphometric study. In: Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala, Sweden, (63-63). 7–10 September 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2011.11.071

  • Palmieri, C., Roy, P., Dhillon, A. S., Della Salda, L. and Shivaprasad, H. L. (2012). Mycobacteriosis in psittacines: a potential for zoonotic disease?. In: Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala Sweden, (70-70). 7–10 September 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2011.11.099

  • Bongiovanni, L., Mazzocchetti, F., Malatesta, D., Romanucci, M., Buracco, P., De Maria, R., Palmieri, C. and Della Salda, L. (2012). Role of beta-catenin in canine osteosarcoma. In: Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala Sweden, (56-56). 7–10 September 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2011.11.043

  • Palmieri, C., Malatesta, D., Nori, C., Romanucci, M., Bongiovanni, L., Buracco, P., De Maria, R. and Della Salda, L. (2012). Ultrastructural investigation of canine osteosarcoma cells killed by 17-AAG (17-allylamino-17-demethoxygeldanamicin) through autophagy/apoptosis/necrosis.. In: Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala, Sweden, (85-85). 7–10 September 2011. doi:10.1016/j.jcpa.2011.11.159

  • Fidanza, A., Toschi, P., Czernik, M., Palmieri, C., Di Egidio, F., Zacchini, F., Loi, P. and Ptak, G. (2011). Insufficient placental vascularization causes defective heart development in sheep embryos produced in vitro. In: 4th International IVI Congress, Valencia, Spain, (). 7-9 April 2011.

  • Palmieri, C., Fulka, H., Fulka, J., Jr., Loi, P., Ptak, G. and Della Salda, L. (2007). Limited reprogramming of somatic cell nuclei transferred into mouse immature oocytes. In: Reproduction Fertility and Development. Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society 2007, Kyoto, Japan, (153-154). 6-10 January 2007. doi:10.1071/RDv19n1Ab72

  • Borowicz, Pawel, Minten, Megan, Ptak, Grazyna, Loi, Pasqualino, Della Salda, Leonardo, Palmieri, Chiara, Scapolo, Pier, Cuomo, Amedeo, Jablonska, Zofia, Redmer, Dale, Grazul-Bilska, Anna and Reynolds, Lawrence (2007). Maternal placental vascularity and capillary endothelial cell proliferation during early pregnancy after transfer of embryos generated through assisted reproductive technology in sheep. In: 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction: Meeting abstracts. 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, San Antonio, TX, United States, (205-205). 21-25 July 2007.

  • Bongiovanni, L., Della Salda, G., Venuti, A., Simeone, P., Romanucci, M., Rizzo, C. and Palmieri, C. (2006). A novel papillomavirus identified in multiple skin neoplasms in twin goats. In: Selected Abstracts from the 21st ESVD Congress. 21st ESVD Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, (355-356). 7-9 September 2006. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3164.2006.00539.x

  • Loi, P., Matsukawa, K., Palmieri, C. and Della Salda, L. (2006). Defective Placental vascularization and trophism in full term somatic cell clones. In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society. Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society, Orlando, FL, United States, (137-137). 7-11 January 2006. doi:10.1071/RDv18n2Ab57

  • Ogushi, Sugako, Palmieri, Chiara, Miyano, Takashi and Fulka, Josef (2005). Maturation and fertilization of pig enucleolated oocytes. In: Special Issue: The Society for the Study of Reproduction. 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, Quebec City Canada, (101-101). 24-27July 2005.

  • Di Guardo, G., Agrimi, U., Della Salda, L., Terracciano, G., Marruchella, G., Bongiovanni, L., Malatesta, D., Romanucci, M., Mara, M., Palmieri, C. and Kennedy, S. (2003). Morbillivirus infections in free-living sea mammals: An overview. In: 21th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology (ESVP), Dublin, Ireland, (). 10-13 September 2003.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Dr Chiara Palmieri is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

  • (2015) Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors: