Veronica Risco-Castillo is a veterinarian with special interest in fungal pathogens with zoonotic potential and the mechanisms of host-pathogen interaction. She completed her PhD at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. Then, she spent 5 years as a postdoc at the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, France working on host cell – parasite interactions in a Plasmodium liver infection model. After obtaining a position as associate professor for a lecture on veterinary parasitology and mycology at the Veterinary College of Alfort (EnvA, Paris, France), she dedicates to the understanding of the early immunological mechanisms acting against Aspergillus fumigatus infection, as well as the fungal interaction with bronchial epithelial cells in both humans and birds. The research group she joins (Dynamic group, EnvA-UPEC) is composed of clinicians and veterinarians interested in airway microbial interactions and fungal drug resistance in a One Health context. Also, her clinical activity at the Wildlife Hospital of EnvA, allows her to investigate on fungal and parasite pathogens in rescued animals and their impact with regard to their release.