Rodrigo Morchón García is Associate Professor in Parasitology of the Department of Animal Biology, Parasitology, Ecology, Edaphology and Agricultural Chemistry of the University of Salamanca (USAL). Degree in Biological Sciences and Doctor Europeus by the University of Salamanca with Extraordinary Doctorate Award.
He teaches in different Degrees and Masters of the USAL and other universities. He also teaches on new technologies, teaching innovation and laboratory techniques in the field of Health Sciences. He is also Coordinator of the speciality of Biology and Geology in the Master’s Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching and member of the ATIC group in teaching at the University of Salamanca.
His main line of research is the study of animal and human dirofilariasis (Dirofilaria immitis and D. repens) within the GIR group “Animal and human dirofilariosis” recognised by the USAL. He also participates in several studies dealing with swine ascariasis: diagnosis, epidemiology and immunopathology, zoonotic diseases such as leishmaniasis, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, free-living amoebae and infections by Angiostrongylus vasorum.
He is secretary of the European Society of Dirofilariosis and Angiostrongylosis (ESDA), member of the Spanish Society of Parasitology (SOCEPA), collaborating member of the group “Veterinary Medicine and Therapeutic Research” of the IUIBS of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and referee and member of the panel of editors of different international journals.