Parasitology unit. Department of Animal Pathology
Veterinary Faculty
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arucas 35413
Canary Island, Las Palmas (Spain)

Phone: +34 928 457242
Email: jorgefrancisco.gonzalez@ulpgc.es

Dr. Jorge F. González obtained his first degree in Veterinary Sciences in 1996 at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). He was awarded a competitive National Fellowship at the Department of Animal Pathology at the ULPGC in 1997. However, by September, 1997, he was appointment Associate Professor at the Parasitology Unit of the Veterinary Faculty of ULPGC and embarked on a PhD about immune response against gastrointestinal nematodes in goats within this research group. He was appointment Senior Research and Lecturer Fellow in 2011. Nowadays is the responsible of the Animal Ethics Committee and Designated Veterinarian for Animal Facilities at ULPGC. He is also the coordinator of the laboratory group Parasite-Host Biotechnology Research. He has visited several national and international research laboratories and he has established collaborative work with many of them. He is the principal investigator for several competitive and industry supported grants. His current main research aim is identified why the Canaria Hair Breed sheep is more resistant to gastrointestinal nematode infections than local Canaria sheep. He also use these breed as a biotechnological model.