Agostino studied veterinary medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he graduated in March 2012. Agostino is working on his PhD in Small Animal Internal Medicine. He is interested in biomarkers of inflammation, lymphocytic activation, and epithelial barrier dysfunction in dogs affected by chronic enteropathy (IBD). He’s very interested in the relationship and network between the immune system and the intestinal microbiota. In his spare time, you can find Ago swimming, biking, or running around College Station or maybe competing in a triathlon or a marathon near you.