Team

Meet our team

 

Faculty

Daniel Linhares– Obtained his veterinary medicine degree (DVM) at Universidade Federal de Goias (Brazil), Master in business administration (MBA) at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Brazil), and PhD in Veterinary Population Medicine at University of Minnesota.  Linhares worked with Agroceres PIC (Brazil) on technical services, health assurance, and product validation for 8 years, and joined the ISU swine medicine team in 2015. He has recruited a group of talented veterinarians who have been working towards their own graduate degree on field epidemiology studies in the swine industry. Linhares also serves as director of graduate education at the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) department.

Contact information: Linhares@iastate.edu; Office: (515) 294-9358

2221 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.

ISU College of Veterinary Medicine

1600 South 16thStreet.

Ames, IA 50011 – USA

 

Postdoc associate

Gustavo de Sousa e Silva– obtained his veterinary medicine degree (DVM) and Master of Science (MS) degree at Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso (Brazil), and his PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Silva also worked on swine technical services for 2 years in Brazil before obtaining his master’s degree.

Silva has recently worked on projects to measure production and economic impact of swine diseases under field conditions. He has also done great work on biosecurity – helping producers and veterinarians to measure vulnerability of their operations to PRRS outbreaks.

Contact information: gustavos@iastate.edu; +1 (515) 708-6622

2244 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.

ISU College of Veterinary Medicine

1600 South 16th Street.

Ames, IA 50011 – USA

 

Graduate students

Cesar Moura– Obtained his veterinary medicine degree (DVM) at Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (Brazil) in 2015. Moura worked as a trainee at LB Pork Inc, in Fairmont -MN (2012-13) and at major swine production system (BRF) in Uberlandia -MG (Brazil) (2014-15). As a veterinarian, he worked with Agroceres PIC (Brazil) on technical services for 2 years, focusing on gilt development and reproductive management. Moura joined the ISU swine medicine team in 2017 to work on his PhD on Population Sciences in Animal Health and have been conducting studies on epidemiological and immunological solutions for PRRSV control.

Daniel Torrents– Obtained his veterinary medicine degree (DVM), Master in Neuroscience (MS) and PhD in Veterinary Medicine at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain).  Torrents have been working with Hipra (Spain) for 17 years on different areas and responsibilities: on experimental research as clinical veterinary manager and experimental unit coordinator, on swine technical services as China and Asia Regional Manager, and on Marketing as Product Manager. He has recently worked on projects to establish systematic PRRS monitoring programs, and to study the productive and economic impact of PRRS infection in large swine productive systems in Europe.

Gaurav Rawal– received his veterinary medicine degree (DVM) at Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuwan University, Nepal. He is currently enrolled as graduate assistant-research working on his Master of Science (MS) degree at Iowa State University (ISU) in the department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM) under the supervision of Drs. Daniel Linhares and Bailey Arruda. He has been working on field investigations of emerging pathogens in swine such as porcine astrovirus type 3, and also has ongoing projects to investigate the use of PRRSV killed vaccine in breeding herds. Rawal has also worked with analyses of VDL diagnostic data Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, and conducted systematic reviews.

Contact information: grawal@iastate.edu; Office: 515-294-3837

2412 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
ISU College of Veterinary Medicine

1600 South 16th Street.

Ames, IA 50011 – USA

 

Giovani Trevisan– Obtained his veterinary medicine degree (DVM) at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (Brazil), and Master in business administration (MBA) at Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil).  Trevisan worked with Seara Alimentos/JBS (Brazil) on health assurance and technical services for about 8 years. He joined Iowa State University in 2017 for a PhD degree on Population Sciences in Animal Health. Trevisan has developed the Swine Disease Reporting System, and has conducted field projects on PRRS time-to-stability in sow farms. Moreover, Trevisan has been evaluating associations of different sow farm classification systems of PRRSv-activity based on oral fluids and/or processing fluids weekly testing on the ability to predict downstream performance.

Contact information: trevisan@iastate.edu; +1 515 715-3631

2422 Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.

ISU College of Veterinary Medicine

1600 South 16th Street.

Ames, IA 50011 – USA

 

Marcelo Almeida

Will Lopez

 

Edison Magalhaes – Obtained his veterinary medicine degree (DVM) at Universidade Federal de Uberlandia (Brazil) in 2015. Magalhaes worked as a trainee at LB Pork Inc, in Fairmont – MN (2013-14). As a veterinarian, he accumulated field experience working as a manager on a 30,000 pigs wean to finish farm (2015) and on a 5,000 sow farm(2016). He also worked serving as field veterinarian with BRF Foods (450 thousands sows) for 2 years, focusing on biosecurity, diseases and reproductive management. Edison joined the ISU swine medicine team in 2019 to work on his Master in Science Degree.