Leandro Teixeira

Credentials: DVM, MS, DACVP

Position title: COPLOW Director

Email: leandro.teixeira@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-8089

School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Dr. Teixeira received his DVM from Sao Paulo State University in Brazil and did a residency in Veterinary Anatomical Pathology at the same university followed by a Master’s degree in comparative anatomic pathology. In 2009 he left his position as an assistant professor in veterinary pathology and came to the US to join COPLOW for the Ocular Pathology Fellowship. He subsequently did another two-year fellowship in Vision Science at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the UW-Madison School of Medicine. Dr. Teixeira previously served as a clinical instructor in ocular pathology and in 2014 became an assistant Professor of Comparative Ocular Pathology in the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and the director of the COPLOW laboratory.

He is responsible for diagnostic ocular pathology services at the COPLOW lab, collaborative research in the academic setting through UW’s veterinary and medical schools and McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI) and ocular toxicologic pathology support through the Ocular Services on Demand (OSOD), LLC and the Comparative Ophthalmic Research Laboratory (CORL). His research focus in the morphologic and comparative aspects of spontaneous ocular animal disease, morphological and ultrastructural assessment of animal models of glaucoma and retinal neovascular diseases, ocular immunology in animal models among other topics. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications as well as multiple book chapters.

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