Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor, Section Head of Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Clinical Veterinary Microbiology | Medical Mycology | Molecular Diagnostics


Grazieli Maboni is the Section Head of the Microbiology and Molecular diagnostic laboratories at the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and is an Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Grazieli is a veterinarian and is board-certified in bacteriology/mycology and virology by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Her experience spans diagnostics, research, and teaching of bacteriology, mycology, and virology gained in Brazil, England, Canada, and the United States. She obtained a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Nottingham, England, an MSc in Microbiology, and a DVM degree from the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. She completed a three-year residency training in Clinical Microbiology at the University of Georgia. She has also worked as an Assistant Professor in Veterinary Microbiology at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Her main career goal is to contribute to the field of infectious diseases by developing novel diagnostic tools and precision diagnostics. She is passionate about education and is inspired to train the next generation of animal health professionals.

Research Interests

  • Novel genomic tools to advance diagnostics of animal infectious diseases.
  • Development of next-generation sequencing approaches that can be incorporated into clinical diagnostic workflows.
  • Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance of bacterial and fungal pathogens.
  • Pathogen discovery in the context of clinical bacteriology, virology, and mycology.

Educational Background

  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (2020) – Virology
  • Diplomate American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (2019) – Bacteriology/Mycology
  • Residency in Clinical Microbiology (2020) – University of Georgia (United States)
  • PhD in Microbiology (2017) – University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
  • Teaching certification (2015) – Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (United Kingdom)
  • MSc in Microbiology (2013) – Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2012) – Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil)

Teaching Experience

  • Molecular Pathogenesis – POPH 8040 (University of Georgia)
  • Bacteriology and Virology – VETM 3450 (University of Guelph)
  • Clinical Microbiology Rotations (University of Guelph)
  • Special Topics in Bacterial Genomics – PABI 6960 (University of Guelph)

Selected Publications

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