Dr Aleta Knowles
Dr Knowles’ research experience at the nexus of industry-university collaborations includes mentoring ECRs and fostering industry-academic engagement and commercialisation activities. Dr Knowles has been working in the animal health industry since 2003 with much of her research directed towards parasiticides, the largest segment of the animal health market. Her industry endeavours focus on turning discoveries into products: identifying new technologies for development into pharmaceutical and biological products that can improve the health outcomes of companion animals and the productivity of livestock, and driving those development programs within legislated regulatory parameters. Dr Knowles along with her Virbac colleagues, will bring to the Centre significant industry knowledge on target selection, market potential, manufacturability, formulation optimisation, cost of goods, and regulatory feasibility. This input is critical to deliver technologies that can translate into products that solve real-world problems.