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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Maria Francisca Coddou

Maria Francisca Coddou

An investigation of poly systemic immune-mediated disease in the English Cocker Spaniel.

Supervisor: Dr. Penny Watson


I obtained my BSc in Veterinary Medicine and Veterinarian Degree from University of Chile, in Santiago, Chile. Following my thesis, I worked for 3 years in research projects related to a multifunctional protein called Calreticulin at the Programme of Immunology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chile. In October 2014, I started my MPhil in Veterinary Science at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Dr. Penny Watson.  

Research Interests

I am interested in investigating chronic pancreatitis in the English Cocker Spaniel, mainly because this breed unlike others suffers from a particular form of polysystemic immune-mediated disease, which appears very similar to IgG4+ related systemic sclerosing disease in humans.


  • Cronic pancreatitis
  • IgG4+ related disease
  • English Cocker spaniels
  • Poly systemic Immune-mediated disease