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Dr Zofia Lisowski

Lecturer in Veterinary Biomedicine

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The Roslin Institute
Targeting the macrophage in equine post-operative ileus
Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool

Professional Qualifications

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS)


Zofia qualified from the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Sciences in 2008 and subsequently spent a year with Animal Care in Egypt, working at the charity veterinary hospital in Luxor providing veterinary care to working horses and donkeys. Following this she completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at The Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic in Kent. After her internship, Zofia worked in equine clinical practice in the UK for 4 years before moving to Edinburgh in 2014 to do a PhD in Equine post-operative ileus at the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. Zofia is currently a lecturer in Veterinary Biomedicine at the R(D)SVS and her research interests lie in mucosal immunology particularly of the gastrointestinal tract.

Current Research Interests

Studying the role of macrophages in the equine gastrointestinal tract in steady state and in disease (colic and postoperative ileus)

Transcriptomic response of equine bone marrow derived macrophages to LPS

Research Interests

Equine gastroenterology

  • Colic
  • Postoperative ileus
  • Immune cell populations of the equine gastrointestinal tract in steadystate and disease

Equine immunology

Exercise physiology of the endurance horse

Collaborative Activity

Professor Gianluca Matteoli, Translational Research Centre for Gastrointestinal Disorders, KU Leven, Belgium

Professor Tim Mair, Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic, UK


Year 1

The Animal Body 1

Year 2

The Animal Body 3

The Animal Body 4

Year GEP

The Animal Body  

Administrative Roles


UG teaching staff

Pre-Clinical Teaching


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