Dr. Fernanda Bottaro de Oliveira Santos

Dr. Fernanda Bottaro de Oliveira Santos

Research Scientist
North Carolina State University, USA


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Poultry/Animal Sciences from North Carolina State University, USA

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Biography

Dr. Fernanda Santos obtained her B.S. degree in Medicine Veterinary from Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil in 2000 and Ph.D degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences with minor in Biotechnology and Food Safety from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina in 2006. Her research area includes industry and academia. She worked as Veterinarian for Bayer in Brazil, a Researcher in food safety and microbiology at NC State University, Raleigh, and as a Microbiology Researcher for the Brazilian Department of Agriculture. She is also reviewer for 6+ peer-reviewed journals related to microbiology, food safety and food borne disease topics, as well as, epidemiology and veterinary sciences. Her current line of research included pre- and post-harvest food safety of poultry and poultry products, waste management, poultry industry development, food safety of poultry-related products and risk analysis for the egg industry. Her main goal is to discover how the normal intestinal microbial populations could help the host overcome pathogen colonization and subsequently disease. Dr. Fernanda joined the Department of Health & Biomedical Sciences of Adventist University of Health Sciences as an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology in January 2012, and strongly believes in the guiding principles of Adventist University of Health Sciences - Nurture, Excellence, Spirituality, and Stewardship. She looks forward every day to reduce the “distance” between the faculty and the students from the distance-learning program by implementing effective communication methods. She has also started a line of research that deals with probiotics and prebiotics, and their potential use as a tool to improve human health.

Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
100%
Poultry Science
62%
Animal Biotechnology
90%
Epidemiology
75%
Animal Health
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Santos, F.B.O., A.A. Santos, E.O. Oviedo-Rondon and P.R. Ferket, 2012. Influence of Housing System on Growth Performance and Intestinal Health of Salmonella-challenged Broiler Chickens. Curr. Res. Poult. Sci., 2: 1-10.
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  2. Payne, J.B., X. Li, F.B.O. Santos, C.M. Williams and B.W. Sheldon, 2011. Survey of Salmonella populations from swine waste-treatment technologies. J. Swine Health Prod., 19: 100-106.
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  3. Santos, F.B.O., B.W. Sheldon, A.A. Santos Jr. and P.R. Ferket, 2008. Influence of housing system, grain type, and particle size on Salmonella colonization and shedding of broilers fed triticale or corn-soybean meal diets. Poult. Sci., 87: 405-420.
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  4. Santos, A.A. Jr., P.R. Ferket, F.B.O. Santos, N. Nakamura and C. Collier, 2008. Change in the ileal bacterial population of turkeys fed different diets and after infection with Salmonella as determined with denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of amplified 16S ribosomal DNA. Poult. Sci., 87: 1415-1427.
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  5. Grimes, J.L., S. Rahimi, E. Oviedo, B.W. Sheldon and F.B.O. Santos, 2008. Effects of a direct-fed microbial (Primalac) on Turkey poult performance and susceptibility to oral Salmonella challenge. Poult. Sci., 87: 1464-1470.
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  6. Santos, F.B.O., B.W. Sheldon, A.A. Santos Jr., P.R. Ferket, M.D. Lee, A. Petroso and D. Smith, 2007. Determination of ileum microbial diversity of broilers fed triticale- or corn-based diets and colonized by Salmonella. J. Applied Poult. Res., 16: 563-573.
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  7. Santos, F.B., D.H. Dsouza, L. Jaykus, P.R. Ferket and B.W. Sheldon, 2007. Genotypes, serotypes and antibiotic resistance profiles of Salmonella isolated from commercial North Carolina turkey farms. J. Food Prot., 70: 1328-1333.
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  8. Li, X., J.B. Payne, F.B. Santos, J.F. Levine, K.E. Anderson and B.W. Sheldon, 2007. Salmonella populations and prevalence in layer feces from commercial high-rise houses and characterization of the Salmonella isolates by serotyping, antibiotic resistance analysis and pulsed field gel electrophoresis. Poult. Sci., 86: 591-597.
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  9. Sheldon, B.W., X. Li, J.B. Payne, F.B.O. Santos and K.E. Anderson, 2006. Surveillance of Salmonella populations, prevalence and serotype diversity in layer feces as a function of production cycle and molting. Proc. Eur. Poult. Conf., 62: 560-565.

  10. Santos, F.B.O., A.A. Santos Jr., P.R. Ferket and B.W. Sheldon, 2006. Influence of grain particle size and insoluble fiber content on Salmonella colonization and shedding of turkeys fed corn-soybean meal diets. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 5: 731-739.
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  11. Payne, J.B., X. Li, F.B.O. Santos and B.W. Sheldon, 2006. Characterization of Salmonella from three commercial North Carolina broiler farms. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 5: 1102-1109.
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  12. Santos, Jr. A.A., F.B.O. Santos and P.R. Ferket, 2005. Dietary inclusion of non-starch polysaccharides and enzymes discourages Salmonella colonization in turkeys. Proceedings of the Animal Waste Management Symposium, October 5-7, 2005, Research Triangle Park, NC., pp: 636-641.

  13. Santos, F.B.O., X. Li, J.B. Payne and B.W. Sheldon, 2005. Estimation of most probable number Salmonella populations on commercial North Carolina Turkey farms. J. Applied Poult. Res., 14: 700-708.
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  14. Santos, F.B.O., X. Li, J.B. Payne and B.W. Sheldon, 2005. Assessment of Salmonella populations, prevalence and serotype diversity from commercial North Carolina Turkey farms. Proceedings of the Animal Waste Management Symposium, October 5-7, 2005, Poultry Science Department, Raleigh, pp: 642-648.

  15. Payne, J.B., X. Li, F.B.O. Santos and B.W. Sheldon, 2005. Characterization of Salmonella prevalence, populations, serotypes and antibiotic resistance in commercial broiler production. Proceedings of the Animal Waste Management Symposium, October 5-7, 2005, Poultry Science Department, Raleigh, pp: 350-361.

  16. Li, X., J.B. Payne, F.B.O. Santos, K.E. Anderson and B.W. Sheldon, 2005. Surveillance of Salmonella populations, prevalence and serotype diversity in layer feces as a function of production cycle and molting. Proceedings of Animal Waste Management Symposium, October 5-7, 2005, Research Triangle Park, NC, pp: 362-368.

  17. Li, X., J.B. Payne, F.B.O. Santos, C.M. Williams and B.W. Sheldon, 2005. Efficacy of swine waste management technologies on the fate of Salmonella species. Proceedings of Animal Waste Management Symposium, October 5-7, 2005, Research Triangle Park, NC, p: 369-378.