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Alfonso S. Gozalo, D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate, ACLAM

Facility Veterinarian, Building 14B South

Comparative Medicine Branch

Major Areas of Research

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Spontaneous diseases in laboratory animals


Dr. Gozalo obtained his D.V.M. from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru, in 1985 and an M.S. in animal health from the same university in 2000. After finishing veterinary school, Dr. Gozalo worked for a short time in a small animal practice and then as a swine veterinarian. In 1987, he joined the Peruvian Primate Center located in the Amazon rainforest of Peru where he worked as the laboratory chief and later as the head clinical veterinarian. In 1995, he joined the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment in Lima, where he worked as the attending veterinarian and helped establish malaria, dengue, and campylobacter vaccine research programs using owl monkeys. In 2004, he completed a laboratory animal medicine training program through the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Later that same year, Dr. Gozalo joined NIAID and, in 2006, successfully completed the certifying examination and election to membership in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, where he is now a diplomate. Dr. Gozalo’s main interests are infectious diseases and identifying spontaneous diseases in laboratory animals that can be used as models of human disease. Dr. Gozalo assists the Laboratory of Malaria Vaccine Immunology with their malaria research in non-human primates. He is also the facility veterinarian for Building 14BS.

Services Offered

  • Nonhuman primate malaria research models
  • Rodent infectious disease research models

Selected Publications

Gozalo A, Strait K. Chapter 7: bacterial, mycotic, viral, and parasitic infections. In: Pocket handbook of non-human primate clinical medicine. Eds Courtney A. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. 2013;117-62.

Knowlen GG, Weller RE, Perry RL, Baer JF, Gozalo AS. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in owl monkeys (Aotus spp.). Comp Med. 2013 Jun;63(3):279-87.

Michaud CR, Ragland DR, Shea KI, Zerfas PM, Kastenmayer RJ, St Claire MC, Elkins WR, Gozalo AS. Spontaneous pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in captive "moustached tamarins" (Saguinus mystax). Vet Pathol. 2012 Jul;49(4):629-35.

Gozalo AS, Ragland DR, StClaire MC, Elkins WR, Michaud CR. Intracardiac thrombosis and aortic dissecting aneurysms in mustached tamarins (Saguinus mystax) with cardiomyopathy. Comp Med. 2011 Apr;61(2):176-81.

Gozalo AS, Hoffmann VJ, Brinster LR, Elkins WR, Ding L, Holland SM. Spontaneous Staphylococcus xylosus infection in mice deficient in NADPH oxidase and comparison with other laboratory mouse strains. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2010 Jul;49(4):480-6.

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Last Updated September 26, 2013