Professor Chiara Palmieri

Professor in Vet Pathology

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

Overview

I am a board certified specialist veterinary pathologist (DiplECVP), graduated with a DVM from the University of Teramo (Italy) in 2002 and a PhD in Ultrastructural Pathology in 2006. Before joining UQ in 2012, I have been working as a senior lecturer in Veterinary Pathology at the University of Teramo (Italy). My specific research interest is in small animal oncology and comparative pathology, in particular canine prostate cancer. I am Chair of the canine prostate cancer subgroup at the Oncology Pathology Working Group (OPWG) and Australian representative on the Global Initiative for Veterinary Cancer Surveillance (GIVCS) committee for the establishment of an international animal cancer registry. I am past President of the Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology and member of several organisations, including the CL Davis Foundation for the advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology, the European Society of Veterinary Oncology, the International Society of Urological Pathology and the European Association of Cancer Research. I have been postgraduate coursework coordinator of the School of Veterinary Science from 2014 to 2017, HDR coordinator from 2017 to 2019 and now Director of Research, as well as serving as a member of the Research and HDR committees. I am currently coordinating one BVSc and two MVSc courses and teaching general pathology, system pathology and diagnostic pathology for a total of 12 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I have 17 years expertise in veterinary diagnostic pathology, histopathology, IHC and TEM in multiple species. Since my first academic appointment in 2005, I mentored several postgraduate and undergraduate students in diagnostic investigation of animal cancer and research in canine oncology. Although outside the field of comparative oncology, I also have a unique expertise in avian pathology and transmission electron microscopy.

Research Interests

  • Pathogenesis of prostate cancer in dog, used as animal model for the spontaneous disease in men
     The work of my research group has had impact in terms of understanding the mechanisms leading to this highly malignant tumour and is attracting considerable global interest, through invited presentations, requests for collaborations and reviews.  Under my leadership, canine prostate cancer subgroup of the Oncology Pathology Working Group has established the first international consensus on the classification of prostatic lesions and prostate cancer in dogs, now adopted by the international community of veterinary pathologists for diagnostic and research.
  • Comparative oncology
     Co-investigator on the successful application to the ACRF (Australian Cancer Research Foundation) for the establishment of a cutting-edge facility for Molecular Imaging agents in cancer in domestic animals at the Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI).  Studies on canine prostate cancer and canine osteosarcoma - invaluable models of human cancers.
  • Avian pathology
    Although outside the field of comparative oncology, I have a unique expertise in avian pathology, gained through a training placement at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratories in Tulare (California) in 2009. Since then, I have been actively collaborating with Prof. HL Shivaprasad (UCDavis, California) on investigating infectious and non-infectious diseases of poultry, pet birds and wild birds, with 13 publications (> 100 total citations) and several conference presentations to date. My expertise in avian histopathology is also supporting the research portfolio of Prof Eugeni Roura (QAAFI) and his research team to study peri-hatching strategies to endure enteric pathogens in broilers, a 4-year grant funded by Agrifutures. This collaboration has led to the multi-institutional partnership for the development of a consortium on precision feeding in broiler chickens
  • Veterinary cancer surveillance
    • Since 2018, I am the Australian representative of the Global Initiative for Veterinary Cancer Surveillance (GIVCS), an international organisation aiming to standardise veterinary cancer coding and develop a veterinary cancer atlas as a reliable monitoring and surveillance tool for the development of cancer control plans and identification of risk factors.  I am co-leading the development of the first guidelines for veterinary cancer registration that will be adopted worldwide to collect accurate and complete cancer data that can be used for cancer control and epidemiological research. • I am leading the development of a nationwide data asset of animal cancer data, the Australian Companion Animal Registry of Cancer (ACARCinom), funded by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in collaboration with veterinary pathologists, oncologists and epidemiologists from the University of Sydney, University of Adelaide, Murdoch University and James Cook University, as well as veterinary pathologists from the two major commercial veterinary pathology laboratories (Gribbles, Idexx).

Research Impacts

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

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Publications

Book Chapter

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

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Jones, Emily, Palmieri, Chiara, Al-alawneh, John, Jackson, Karen, Thompson, Mary and Allavena, Rachel (2018). Canine and feline bladder disease - Pathologic features and a novel qualitative analysis of pathology reports. Australian Veterinary Association Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 13-18 May 2018.

  • 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. Second PENAPH Technical Conference, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 10-12 January 2018.

  • Alvaran, P. J., Barnes, T. S., Parke, C. R., Lajarca, A, Villarha, L., Rosales, J. S., Moog, S. J., Last, J., Tolentino, J., Abe, F. S., Lantican, T. L. D., Allam, A. G., Lapuz, E. L., Mananggit, M. R., de Castro, R., Baluyut, A. S., Ignacio, C., Ancog, R. C., Domingo, R., Palaniappan, G., Alawneh, J. I., Turni, C., Meers, J., Palmieri, C., Villar, E. and Blackall, P. J. (2018). Using lung scoring as a tool to evaluate thoracic lesions in pigs from selected slaughterhouses in the province of Batangas, Philippines. 25th Pig International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Chongqing, China, 11-14 June 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. Second PENAPH Technical Conference, Khon Kaen, Thailand, 10 -12 January 2018.

  • Allam, A.G., Palaniappan, G., Barnes, T. S., Lantican, T. L., Lapuz, E. L., Alvaran, P. J., Villar, E. C., Baluyut, A., Blackall, P. J., DeCastro, R., Domingo, R., Ignacio, C., Mananggit, M., Meneses, S. M., Meers, J., Palmieri, C. and Parke, C. (2018). Utilizing sociology in understanding the adoption of record keeping among smallholder pig farmers in San Simon, Pampanga, Philippines. 55th Scientific Seminar and Annual Convention, Philippines Society of Animal Science, Davo City, Philippines, 16-19 October 2018.

  • Jones, Emily, Palmieri, Chiara, Al-alawneh, John, Jackson, Karen, Thompson, Mary and Allavena, Rachel (2017). Canine and feline bladder disease - Pathologic features and a novel qualitative analysis of pathology reports. American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Vancouver, Canada, 4-8 November 2017.

  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7th Asian Pig Veterinary Society Congress, Manila, Philippines, 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. 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. Center for Perinatal Biology 40th Anniversary Symposium, Loma Linda, CA, United States, 11 February 2013. New York, United States: Springer. 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. 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). 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala, Sweden, 7–10 September 2011. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. 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. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala, Sweden, 7–10 September 2011. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. 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. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala, Sweden, 7–10 September 2011. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier. 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?. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala Sweden, 7–10 September 2011. London United Kingdom: Elsevier. 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. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala Sweden, 7–10 September 2011. London United Kingdom: Elsevier. 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.. 29th Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathology and the European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Uppsala, Sweden, 7–10 September 2011. London United Kingdom: Elsevier. 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. 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. Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society 2007, Kyoto, Japan, 6-10 January 2007. Collingwood, Vic., Australia: CSIRO Publishing. 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. 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, San Antonio, TX, United States, 21-25 July 2007. Madison, WI, United States: Society for the Study of Reproduction.

  • 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. 21st ESVD Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-9 September 2006. Oxford, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. 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. Annual Conference of the International Embryo Transfer Society, Orlando, FL, United States, 7-11 January 2006. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO. doi: 10.1071/RDv18n2Ab57

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

  • 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. 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: Professor Chiara Palmieri is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Veterinary Clinical Sci — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Veterinary Clinical Sci — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision