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I have DMV degree by UNESP, Brazil (1999-2003), Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology by UNICAMP, Brazil (2004-2007). I did post-doctoral training at Sciensano (Former Veterinary Agrochemical Centre, VAR), in Brussels, Belgium (2007-2008), and I worked as Assistant Researcher at the same Institute from 2008 to 2011. In 2011, I got a position as Assistant Professor at FZEA-USP. From 2017 to 2019, I was a Visiting Scientist at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL-ARS), US Department of Agriculture, Athens, Georgia. I am a tenured Associate Professor at FZEA-USP, Brazil. My research emphasis is pathogenesis, the ecology of avian diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and vaccinology of avian diseases. My projects are mainly linked to epidemiology, diagnostic tools, protection, and immunity afforded by vaccines of the most important diseases of the poultry industry. Since 2014, I am a member of the Advisory Committee of the Poultry Health National Program at the Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Innate immune responses are the most profound, generic and highly efficient means of host defense against invading pathogens including viruses. Wild birds act as reservoir for several viruses and thus posing continuous threats to both livestock and human beings. Viruses belonging to three main virus families are often found in wild birds: Orthomyxoviridae, Paramyxoviridae and Coronaviri...
Newcastle disease virus (NDV), also known as avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 (APMV-1), is a major economic concern for poultry producer world worldwide. Recently, analysis of the genome sizes and sequences of genes has revealed two distinct clades within APMV-1: class I and II. While class I isolates have been recovery from wild birds and samples from live bird markets; class II isolates...
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FERREIRA, Helena Lage. Estudo do efeito da interferência por RNA (RNAi) na replicação do metapneumovírus aviário (AMPV) subtipo A in vitro. 2007. 80f. Tese (Doutorado) – Instituto de Biologia. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas.