Alvaro grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and developed his interest in cattle by helping in his nearby family farm. He obtained his veterinary degree (DVM) from Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2009. While a veterinary student he worked in a cattle embryo transfer and artificial insemination practice where he developed his interest in cattle reproduction. In 2010 he moved to Canada to pursue a residency in Ruminant Field Service at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan where he also obtained his MSc degree in 2013. Following his passion for reproductive physiology he pursued his PhD in Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison obtaining his degree in 2017.
Dr. Garcia Guerra’s research interests focus on two main areas regarding cattle reproduction. The first area focuses on investigating strategies that improve reproductive efficiency, primarily in beef cattle. The study of follicle dynamics and the selection mechanism play a key role in the development of more efficient reproductive management techniques. The second area is focused on further our understanding on the causes and mechanisms involved in pregnancy loss in cattle. This area combines both basic and applied research and utilizes recipients of in vitro produced embryos as a model.