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Rodolfo Nino   Fong DVM, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Immunology

Dr. Rodolfo Nino Fong received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1985 from the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. After one year of private practice, he came back to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated, and began work as a research associate in the Clostridial Vaccine Laboratory. His teaching experience began in 1989 as a lecturer and then as Associate Professor from 1992 to 1999. He earned his Master of Sciences in Immunology in 1998 from the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico and his PhD In 2004 from the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Nino Fong was working as a post doc, research associate and seasonal lecturer of Anatomy and Physiology at Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC. UPEI, Canada). During the last five years, he was a member of the Comparative Ortophaedic Research Laboratory at AVC studying the potential use of mesenchymal stem cells as a cell-based therapy. Dr Nino Fong began as Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Immunology at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine July 2014.


DVM Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico (DVM)

MSC Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

PHD University of Western Ontario, Canada


Stem cell biology

Animal models of bone and cartilage regeneration by cell-based therapy

Veterinary Immunology


CONACYT, MSc scholarship

PROMEP, PhD Scholarship

CIHR, Post-Doctoral fellowship


E. Rink; Khul, J.; Aurich, C.; French, H.; Nino-Fong, R.; Watson, E.; Donadeu, F.X. Expression of mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) markers in the equine endometrium and in vitro influence of steroids hormones on endometrial-derived MSC. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 2016. Vol 29 (1) pp 206(Abstract).

Nino-Fong, R.; Esparza Gonzalez BP; Aburto,E.; Desmarchelier, M; Rodriguez-Lecompte, JC; McDuffee, LA (2016). Evaluation of two populations of equine stem cells in proimotion of bone healing in a nude rat fracture model J.J. Veterinary Science Research 2 (1) pp 033.

Nino-Fong, R.; Esparza Gonzalez BP; Aburto,E.; McDuffee, LA. (2015). In vivo comparison of the osteogenic properties of equine mesenchymal stem cells from perioteum. Muscle, and bone marrow with and aithout demineralized bone matrix. J.J. Veterinary Science Research, 1(4) p25.

Radtke CL, Nino-Fong R, Rodriguez-Lecompte JC, Esparza Gonzalez BP, Stryhn H, McDuffee, LA. Osteogenic Potential of Sorted Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cell Subpopulations. (2015). Can J Vet Res Vol 79 (2) pp 101- 108.

Radtke CL, Nino-Fong R, Esparza Gonzalez BP, McDuffee, LA. Application of a novel sorting system for equine mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). (2014) Can J Vet Res 78 (4): pp290-296.

McDuffee,L.A.; Esparza Gonzalez,B.P.; Nino-Fong,R.; Aburto,E. Evaluation of an in vivo heterotopic model of osteogenic differentiation of equine bone marrow and muscle mesenchymal stem cells in fibrin glue scaffold. (2013) Cell Tissue Res. Vol. 355 (2) pp327-335

Radtke CL, Nino-Fong R, Esparza Gonzalez BP, Henrik S., McDuffee, L.A. Characterization and Osteogenic Potential of Equine Muscle Tissue and Periosteal Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Comparison with Bone Marrow and Fat Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. (2013) Am J Vet Res Vol 74 (5) pp790-800.

Nino-Fong,R.; McDuffee,L.A.; Esparza Gonzalez,B.P.; Kumar,M.R.; Merschrod S EF; Poduska,K.M. (2012) Scaffold Effects on Osteogenic Differentiation of Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cells: An In Vitro Comparative Study. Macromol. Biosc. Online publication http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mabi.201200355 .

Agatha H. Kisiel; Laurie A. McDuffee; Elmabrok Masaoud; Trina R, Bailey; Blanca P. Esparza Gonzalez; Rodolfo Nino Fong (2011). Characterization, and  In Vitro Proliferation of Canine Bone Marrow, Adipose Tissue, Muscle, and Periosteum-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Am J of Veterinary Research  Vol 73 (8) pp 1305-1317