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My main research focus is to try to understand the ecological, immunological and evolutionary patterns related to viruses in their host reservoirs. Investigating wild mammals for new pathogenic viral species that might help elucidate evolutionary gaps, then be able to foresee possible zoonotic viruses outbreaks that can affect both humans and wild life. I held Ph.D. and Master's degree in immunology with emphasis on the ecology of viruses among wild mammals in the University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil. In my education, it is also included mammalogy knowledge acquired during a Master internship at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US. I am a bachelor in biological and biomedical sciences (State University of Santa Cruz, Bahia, Brazil) with an emphasis on environmental microbiology. Thus, I have experience with disease and viral ecology, capture-recapture of wild mammals, morphological and molecular identification of small mammals and collecting samples for pathogens prospection. I do also have the expertise to perform consultancy on wild mammals. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
A complex mix of predisposing factors in our modern world has created new opportunities for the emergence of infectious diseases in animals and humans alike. This is largely related to globalization and environmental changes such as degradation, which increases the changing nature of contacts between animals and humans. Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on the planet, an...
Hantaviruses, family Bunyaviridae, are predominantly rodent-borne pathogens. Within natural reservoir hosts, hantaviruses do not cause obvious pathogenic effects; transmission to humans, however, can lead to hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) in Eurasia and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome (HCPS) in the American continent. In South America hantaviruses are associated with r...
The genus Hantavirus, family Bunyaviridae, includes rodent-borne viruses that represent emerging threats to human health. The main route for virus transmission is respiratory via small particle aerosols from rodent excreta and saliva. Hantavirus are associated to rodent hosts of the family Muridae included in 3 sub families, Murinae and Arvicolinae distributed in the Paleartic Region (E...
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