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 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

Close up Fabian Chamba

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

Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Program: VMED, PhD program
Research goal: To further the understanding of influenza epidemiology and control in pig populations
Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications


Garrido Mantilla, Jorge

Close up Jorge GarridoDVM, Central University of Ecuador – Quito (Ecuador)

Advisor: Dr. Montserrat Torremorell
Program: VMED, PhD
Research goal: My goal is to understand the epidemiology and control of swine influenza to create field applications

 


Estrada, April


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 KanankegeMS, 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 LeiteDVM, 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


Rahe, Michael

Close up M RaheBS, Iowa State University
MPH, University of Iowa
DVM, Iowa State University

Advisor: Dr. Michael P Murtaugh
Program: CMB, PhD
Research goal: My work is focused on characterizing the porcine adaptive immune response to viral infection, specifically PRRSV and PCV2. This involves the creation of an In vitro vaccine testing model where antigen specific memory B cells can be efficiently and effectively evaluated.
Publications: List of peer-reviewed publications


Resende, Talita

close up T ResendeMS, 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


Roos, Luiza

Close up L RoosDVM, Universidade de Brasilia (Brasil)

Advisor: Dr. Maria Pieters
Program: VMED, Master
Research goal: To investigate the prevalence of Mycoplasma hyorhinis and Mycoplasma hyosynoviae, and association with clinical presentation in swine populations
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 SturosDVM, 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.