Dr Mandi De Mestre, BVSc(hons), PhD, FHEA, MRCVS
After graduation from University of Sydney in 1998, Mandi worked as an equine veterinary surgeon at Scone Veterinary Hospital, Australia and did a breeding season at Newmarket Equine Hospital. In 2006 she received a Ph.D. from Australian National University then spent 2 years with Professor Doug Antczak at Cornell University, USA, studying equine pregnancy. Mandi set up her research laboratory at the RVC in 2008. Her team’s research, currently funded by the HBLB, Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Alborada Trust, focuses on understanding the key physiological requirements to support equine pregnancy as well as dissecting the pathologies that underlie pregnancy failure. She is a member of the International Equine Reproduction Symposium Committee, was the recipient of the 2015 UK Society of Reproduction and Fertility New Investigator Award for her research achievements in reproduction and regularly presents her teams work at National and International meetings.