Loredana Locatelli, DVM, MPH, PhD

Loredana Locatelli

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Lecturer, Aquatic Animal Health Program

Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
C4-103 Veterinary Medical Center
Ithaca, NY 14853

Email: ll775@cornell.edu

Research Interest

Health of aquatic organisms: diagnosis, prevention and therapy; management of fish farming systems; fish welfare and behavior.


1993 Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from Universita’ degli Studi of Milano, Italy

2001 Postgraduate Specialty School in Hygiene, Farming and Health of Aquatic Organisms and Health Inspection of Seafood

2003 Postgraduate Specialty School in Public Veterinary Health

2010 PhD on “Feed Additives in the European Union: Evaluation of Legislative Framework and National Constraints”

Biography/Professional Experience

Dr. Locatelli worked as aquaculture veterinarian in Europe for most of her professional career, both for private producers and for the public national and European bodies. Her collaborations and work experiences include the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers, the Italian Ministry of Health, the European Medicines Agency, and the European Food and Safety Authority.

Dr. Locatelli participated in several research projects related to infectious diseases in farmed and ornamental fish, fish health legislation (list of notifiable disease for teleosts in the European Union), sustainability and fish welfare.

Since moving to the United States Dr. Locatelli has been cooperating with the Fish Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine and with the Undergraduate Admission Office in the College of Agriculture and Animal Science. She is invested in teaching about fish health and educating the future generation of fish veterinarians.

Professional/Academic Affiliations

Ordine dei Medici Veterinari della Provincia di Varese

Federazione Nazionale dei Medici Veterinari

Societa’ Italiana di Patologia Ittica (SIPI)

American Association of Fish Veterinarian (AAFV)