Swine Program

Swine Program - Meet our graduate students

 Anderson, Alyssa

Close up Alyssa Anderson

BS, University of Minnesota

Advisor: Dr. Maria Pieters
Program: VMED, Dual DVM/Masters
Research goal: To provide further knowledge regarding molecular characterization of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae within swine populations through the use of molecular diagnostics and epidemiology.


 

 


Chamba, Fabian

Portrait of Fabian Chamba

DVM, Central University of Ecuador, Quito (Ecuador)
MS, Equinoctial Technological University, Sto. Domingo (Ecuador)

Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: Further the understanding of influenza epidemiology to guide control strategies in US pigs.
Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications


 


Estrada, April

Portrait of April Estrada B.S. Animal Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2016
Advisor: Dr. Connie Gebhart

Program: PhD, CMB program
Research goal: Whole-genome comparisons of Streptococcus suis isolates to better understand virulence

 


 


Garrido Mantilla, Jorge

Portrait of Jorge Garrido DVM, Central University of Ecuador – Quito (Ecuador)

Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: Investigating influenza epidemiology to generate scientific and applicable solutions in swine industry.


 

 


Hayer, Shivdeep Singh

Close up S HayerMVSc (Veterinary Medicine),Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, India
BVSc & AH,Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, India

Advisor: Drs. Andres Perez & Julio Alvarez
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: Studying antibiotic resistance in bacterial species prevalent in swine production systems in Minnesota


 


Kanankege, Kaushi

Close up Kanankege MS, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
BVSc., University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Advisor: Dr. Nicholas Phelps and Dr. Andres Perez
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: Use of space-time epidemiological modeling to improve infectious disease control (PRRS).
Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications


 


Kinsley, Amy

Close up Amy KingsleyDVM, University of Minnesota
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Florida

Advisors: Dr. Andres Perez and Dr. Meggan Craft
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: Developing a mathematical model to predict and control the spread of foot and mouth disease in swine.
Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications


 


Leite, Fernando

Close up F Leite DVM, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
MSc, Iowa State University

Advisor: Dr. Richard Isaacson
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: Evaluation of host microbiome and immune response to Salmonella enterica and Lawsonia intracellularis.
Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications


 

Lopez Moreno, Gustavo Enrieque

Portrait of Gustavo Lopez DVM, Universidad Central de Venezuela

 

Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Program: VMED, PhD

 


 

Paladino, Eliana

Portrait of Eliana Paladino DVM, UNESP, Brazil

MS, UFMG, Brazil

Advisor: Dr. Julio Alvarez
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: Application of quantitative tools for the management of diseases at the farm and population levels.


 


Resende, Talita

close up T Resende MS, Animal Pathology, UFMG, Brazil, 2014
DVM, UFMG, Brazil, 2012

Advisor: Dr. Connie Gebhart
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: Investigation of proliferative enteropathy pathogenesis, caused by Lawsonia intracellularis.
Publications:List of peer-reviewed publications


 

Shepherd, Frances


 


Sponheim, Amanda

Close up A SponheimDVM, University of Illinois

Advisor: Dr. Maria Pieters
Program: VMED, MSc
Research goal: Development of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae diagnostic sampling protocols.
Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications


 

 


Sturos, Matthew

Close up M Sturos DVM, University of Minnesota
BS, University of Minnesota

Advisor: Dr. Fabio Vannucci
Program: VMED, MS
Research goal: Transmission and Pathogenesis of Senecavirus A in swine
Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications


 


Tan, Shaoyuan

Close up S TanMS, China Agricultural University, China
BS, China Agricultural University, China

Advisor: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: To investigate a hand-held nucleic acid sequencing device for rapid pen-side identification of viral and bacterial pathogens.


 

Vasquez, Erika

Portrait of Erika Vasquez DVM

Advisor: Dr. Favio Vannucci & Dr. Connie Gebhart
Program: VMED, Master
Research goal: Immunological responses to Lawsonia intracellulares under different conditions


 

Young, Jordan Elliott

Portait of Jordan Young DVM, University of Minnesota
B.S., Purdue University

Advisor: Dr. Michael Murtaugh
Program: CMB, PhD
Research goal: Analysis of B-cell genetics and how they effect response to PRRSV