Gabriel Leitner

National Mastitis laboratory Department of Bacteriology
Kimron Veterinary Institute




Gabriel Leitner was born in Israel in 1949. He received his Ph.D. degree in Immunogenetics from the Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1991. During 1991 he started his postdoctoral position, at the University of Minnesota, Department of Clinical and Population Science, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

In 1993, he joined the department of Immunology, Kimron Veterinary Institute, Bet Dagan, Israel and in 2012 he was promoted to Senior Scientist (Rank A+) (equivalent to full professor). In 2016, he retired and established his own business as a consultant.
Prof. Leitner is a member of the Israel Cattle Breeders Association; Israel Sheep and Goats Breeders Association; Scientific Committee of the Kimron Veterinary Institute in Israel; Research Steering Committee, Animal Health, Israel Dairy Board; Committee for Regulation of Cow's Milk. Israel Dairy Board; Committee for Regulation of Small Ruminant's Milk. Israel Dairy Board; Advisory Committee of the Central Laboratory of Mastitis Control, Israel Dairy Board.

From 2011 he is also a member of the "IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health (SCAH)", The International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the "IDF Committee on Mastitis (AT-AH-01)", The International Dairy Federation (IDF), in Brussels, Belgium.

Prof. Leitner wrote over 130 Articles in reviewed journals, 11 books, book chapters, invited reviews and articles and over 160 lectures published in proceedings of symposia.