Jorge received his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of León (Spain) in 2000. Soon afterwards, he moved to the South West of England, where he worked in meat hygiene supervision and disease control as part of the Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) and DEFRA, respectively. Following a life-long interest in fish, he undertook an MSc degree on Aquatic Veterinary Studies at the Institute of Aquaculture of the University of Stirling (2005, Scotland). This was followed by a PhD in fish pathology. During this time he realized the importance of comparative pathology knowledge for aquaculture and in 2009 he began a residency position at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. In 2012 he was given a lecturership at the department of pathology, where he is currently a Lecturer of Veterinary Pathology and a Clinical Research Associate of the Roslin institute.
My main research interest is in piscine pathology. More specifically I have a strong interest on the research of fish diseases affecting aquaculture species, and promoting scientific understanding that can be translated to the effective control of these diseases. My basic approach to this research is the use of techniques including histopathology, immunohistochemistry, bacteriology, virology, and molecular diagnostic tools, interpreted in the context of genomic studies of the host and aetiological agent. I also have an strong interest in comparative research using zebrafish as a model, and have worked in the development of a model of steroidogenesis using zebrafish. Last but not least, as a working diagnostic veterinary pathologist, I have a strong interest in the pathogenesis and gross, microscopic and ultrastructural presentation of disease in all animal species, as well as clinical research in collaboration with my veterinary colleagues at the animal hospitals of the EBVC.