Andrea Santos, DVM, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Department of Comparative Pathobiology

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765.494.4923
Email: santos1@purdue.edu

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Education

2008 - PhD | Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2004 - MSc | Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
2001 - DVM | Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil

Experience

2017 - | Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University
2014 - 2017 | Residency, Veterinary Clinical Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University
2008 - 2009 | Postdoctoral Research Associate, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University
2007 - 2008 | Visiting Scholar, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University
2006 - 2007 | Assistant Lecturer, Specialization in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2002 - 2006 | Teaching assistant, Clinical Pathology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
1998 - 2002 | Teaching assistant, Clinical Pathology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil

Selected Publications

– Carvalho SP, Almeida JB, Freitas LM, Guimaraes AMS, do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Messick JB, Timenetsky J, Marques LM. Draft genome sequences of two Clinical Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from healthy children in Brazil. Genome Announc. vol. 5 no. 15 e00158-17, 2017

– Almeida JB, Carvalho SP, Almeida MF, Freitas LM, Guimaraes AMS, do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Messick JB, Timenetsky J, Marques LM. Draft Genome Sequence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain LC33 isolated from human breast milk. Genome Announc. vol. 5 no. 15 e00154-172017

– Marques LM, Rezende IS, Barbosa MS, Guimarães AM, Martins HB, Campos GB, do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Amorim AT, Santos VM, Farias ST, Barrence FÂ, de Souza LM, Buzinhani M, Arana-Chavez VE, Zenteno ME, Amarante-Mendes GP, Messick JB, Timenetsky J. Ureaplasma diversum Genome Provides New Insights about the Interaction of the Surface Molecules of This Bacterium with the Host. PLoS One. 7;11(9):e0161926, 2016

– Doyle RL, França RT, Oliveira CB, Rezer JF, Klafke GM, Martins JR, Santos AP, do Nascimento NC, Mesick JB, Lopes ST, Leal DB, Da Silva AS, Andrade CM. Cattle experimentally infected by Anaplasma marginale: Influence of splenectomy on disease pathogenesis, oxidative profile, and antioxidant status. Microb Pathog. 95:193-9, 2016

– Veiga APM, Stedile STO, Santos AP, Santos WIM, González FHD. Fructosamine as a tool on the evaluation of insulin resistant obese dogs. AJAVS, 2(2):33-37, 2016

– Paim FC, Santos AP, do Nascimento NC, Lasta CS, Oliveira ST, Messick JB, Lopes STA. Development of a quantitative PCR for the detection of Rangelia vitalii. Vet Parasitol. 15;217:113-7, 2015

– Conrado FO, do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Zimpel CK, Messick JB, Biondo AW. Occurrence and identification of hemotropic mycoplasmas (Hemoplasmas) in free ranging and laboratory rats (Rattus norvegicus) from two Brazilian zoos. BMC Vet Res. 23; 11(1): 286, 2015

– Vieira RFC, Vidotto O, Vieira TSWJ, Guimaraes AMS, Santos AP, do Nascimento NC, dos Santos NJ, Martins TF, Labruna MB, Marcondes M, Biondo AW, Messick JB. Molecular investigation of hemotropic mycoplasma species in human being, dogs and horses in a rural settlement in Southern Brazil, Rev Inst Med Trop. 57(4): 353-7, 2015

– Guimaraes AM, Zimpel CK, Ikuta CY, do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Messick JB, Heinemann MB, Ferreira Neto JS, Brandão PE. Draft Genome Sequence of Mycobacterium bovis Strain SP38, a Pathogenic Bacterium Isolated from a Bovine in Brazil. Genome Announc. 3(3), 2015

– Marques LM, Guimaraes AM, Martins HB, Rezende IS, Barbosa MS, Campos GB, do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Amorim AT, Santos VM, Messick JB, Timenetsky J. Genome Sequence of Ureaplasma diversum Strain ATCC 49782. Genome Announc. 3(2), 2015

– Vieira TSWJ, Vidotto O, Guimaraes AMS, Santos AP, do Nascimento NC, Finger MA, Barros-Filho IR, Dornbusch PT, Biondo AW, Vieira RFC, Messick JB. Use of pan-hemoplasma PCR for screening horses highly exposed to tick bites from southern Brazil. Ciências Agrárias. 36(1) 291-294, 2015

– Deshuillers PL, Santos AP, do Nascimento NC, Hampel JA, Bergin IL, Dyson MC, Messick JB. Complete Genome Sequence of Mycoplasma ovis Strain Michigan, a Hemoplasma of Sheep with Two Distinct 16S rRNA Genes. Genome Announc. 30; 2(1), 2014

– Valle SF, Messick JB, Santos AP, Kreutz LC, Duda NC, Machado G, Corbellini LG, Biondo AW, González FHD. Identification, occurrence and clinical findings of canine hemoplasmas in southern Brazil. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 37(4): 259-65, 2014

– do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Chu Y, Guimaraes AMS, Baird AN, Weil AB, Messick JB. Microscopy and genomic analysis of Mycoplasma parvum strain Indiana. Vet Res. 45:86, 2014

– Santos AP, Conrado F, Messick JB, Biondo AW, Oliveira ST, Guimaraes AMS, do Nascimento NC, Pedralli V, Lasta CS, González FHD. Hemoplasma prevalence and hematological abnormalities associated with infection in three different cat populations from Southern Brazil. Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. 23(4):428-34, 2014

– Guimaraes AMS, Santos AP, do Nascimento NC, Timenetsky J, Messick JB. Comparative genomics and phylogenomics of hemotrophic mycoplasmas. PLOS ONE. 9(3):e91445, 2014

– Guimaraes AM, Santos AP, Timenetsky J, Bower LP, Strait E, Messick JB. Identification of Mycoplasma suis antigens and development of a multiplex microbead immunoassay. J Vet Diagn Invest. 26(2):203-12, 2014

– Oliveira ST, Stein GG, Santos AP, Biondo AW, Messick JB, Gonzalez FHD. Serological evidence of Leptospira spp. in the Lami tuco-tuco rodents (Ctenomys lami). Archives of Veterinary Science. 19(3):69, 2014

– Lasta CS, Santos AP, Messick JB, Oliveira ST, Biondo AW, Vieira RFC, Dalmolin ML, Gonzalez FHD. Molecular detection of Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma platys in dogs in Southern Brazil. Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. 22(3):1-7, 2013

– do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Chu Y, Guimaraes AM, Pagliaro A, Messick JB. Genome Sequence of Mycoplasma parvum (Formerly Eperythrozoon parvum), a Diminutive Hemoplasma of the Pig. Genome Announc. 27;1(6). pii:e00986-13, 2013

– do Nascimento NC, Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, SanMiguel PJ, Messick JB. Mycoplasma haemocanis - the canine hemoplasma and its feline counterpart in the genomic era. BMC Vet Res. 43(1):66, 2012

– Guimaraes AMS, Toth, B, Santos AP, do Nascimento NC, Kritchevsky JE, Messick JB. Genome Sequence of

– Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, do Nascimento NC, SanMiguel PJ, Messick JB. Complete genome sequence of Mycoplasma wenyonii Strain Massachusetts. J Bacteriol. 194(19):5458-9, 2012

– Murakami PS, Monego F, Ho JL, Gibson A, Javorouski ML, Bonat M, Lacerda O, Brockelt SR, Biesdorf SM, Nakatani SM, Riediger IN, Fuverki RB, Biava JS, Vieira RFC, Santos AP, Barros-Filho IR, Biondo AW. Detection of RDRio strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in tapirs (Tapirus terrestris) from a zoo, Brazil. J Zoo Wildl Med. 43(4): 871-874, 2012

– Oliveira ST, Messick JB, Biondo AW, Santos AP, Stedile R, Dalmolin ML, Guimaraes AMS, Mohamed AS, Riediger IN, González FHD. Exposure to Leptospira spp. in Sick Dogs, Shelter Dogs and Dogs from an Endemic Area: Points to Consider. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae. 40(3): 1056, 2012

– Murakami PS, Monego F, Ho J, Gibbson A, Vilani RGD, Soresini GCG, Brockelt SR, Briesdorf SM, Fuverki RBN, Natakani SM, Riediger I, Grazziotin AL, Santos AP, Filho IRB, Biondo AW. An outbreak of tuberculosis by Mycobacterium bovis in coatis (Nasua Nasua). J Zoo Wildl Med. 43(2):338-341, 2012

– do Nascimento NC, Guimaraes AMS, Santos AP, SanMiguel PJ, Messick JB. Complete genome sequence of Mycoplasma haemocanis Strain Illinois. J Bacteriol. 193(8):2068-9, 2012

– Boes KM, Goncarovs KO, Thompson CA, Halik LA, Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, Feutz MM, Holman PJ, Vemulapalli R, Messick JB. Identification of a Mycoplasma ovis-like organism in a herd of farmed white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in rural Indiana. Vet Clin Path. 41(1):77-83 2012

– Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, do Nascimentno NC, SamMiguel PJ, Martin SW, Messick JB. Genome of Mycoplasma haemofelis, unraveling its strategies for survival and persistence. BMC Vet Res. 42:102, 2011. – Highly accessed

– Messick JB, Santos AP. Identification, Bioinformatics Analyses, and Expression of Immunoreactive antigens of Mycoplasma haemofelis. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 18:1275-1281, 2011

– Guimaraes AMS, Santos AP, SanMiguel PJ, Walter T, Timenetsky J, Messick JB. Complete genome sequence of Mycoplasma suis and insights into its biology and adaption to an erythrocyte niche. PLOS ONE 6:e19574, 2011

– Messick JB, Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS. Complete genome sequences of two hemotropic mycoplasmas, Mycoplasma haemofelis Strain Ohio2 and Mycoplasma suis Strain Illinois. J. Bacteriol. 193:2068 - 2069, 2011

– Vieira RFC, Biondo AW, Guimaraes AMS, Santos AP, Santos RP, Dutra LH, de Morais HA, Messick JB, Labruna MB, Vidotto O. Ehrlichiosis in Brazil. Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. 20:1-12, 2011

– Guimaraes AMS, Vieira RFC, Poletto R, Vemulapalli R, Santos AP, de Morais HA, Cubas WZS, Santos LC, Marchant-Forde J, Timenetsky J, Biondo AW, Messick JB. A quantitative TaqMan PCR assay for the detection of Mycoplasma suis. J Appl Microbiol. 111:417-425, 2011

– Grazziotin AL, Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, Mohamed A, Cubas, ZS, de Oliveira MJ, Santos LC, de Moraes W, Vieira RFC, Donatti L, de Barros-Filho IR, Biondo AW, Messick JB. Mycoplasma ovis in captive cervids: prevalence, molecular characterization and phylogeny. Vet Microbiol. 152:415-419, 2011

– Graziottin AL, Duarte JM, Szabó MP, Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, Mohamed A, Vieira RFC, de Barros-Filho IR, Biondo AW, Messick JB. Prevalence and molecular characterization of Mycoplasma ovis in selected free-ranging Brazilian deer populations. J Wildl Dis. 47:1005-1011, 2011

– Vieira RFC, Molento MB, Guimaraes AMS, Santos AP, Bonat M, Javorouski ML, Santos LC, Moraes W, Cubas ZS, Vieira TSWJ, Vidotto O, Filho IRB, Biondo AW, Messick JB. Use of a Mycoplasma suis-PCR protocol for screening a population of captive peccaries (Tayassu tajacu and Tayassu pecari). Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. 20:75-77, 2011

– Oliveira ST, Messick JB, Biondo AW, Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, Mohamed A, Pires Neto JAS, Dalmolim ML, González FHD. Serum and urinary C-reactive protein concentrations in dogs with leptospirosis. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae. 38:243-247, 2010

– Biondo AW, Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, Macieira DB, Vieira RFC, Almonsy NRP, Molento MB, Timenetsky J, de Morais HA, González FHD, Messick JB. A review of the occurrence of hemoplasmas (hemotrophic mycoplasmas) in Brazil. Rev Bras Paraitol Vet. 18(3):1-7, 2009

– Santos AP, Messick JB, Biondo AW, Oliveira ST, Pedralli V, Lasta CS, Lacerda LA, Esteves VS, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Willi B, González FHD. Design, optimization, and application of a conventional PCR assay with an internal control for detection of ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis’ 16S rDNA in domestic cats from Brazil. Vet Clin Path. 39:1-10, 2009

– Vieira RFC, Molento MB, Santos LC, Moraes W, Cubas ZS, Santos AP, Guimaraes AMS, Mohamed A, Filho IRB, Biondo AW, Messick JB. Detection of a novel hemoplasma based on 16S rRNA gene DNA in captive and free-ranging capybaras (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris). Vet Microbiol. 139:410-413, 2009

– Stedile R, Beck CAC, Schiochet F, Ferreira MP, Oliveira ST, Martens FB, Tessari JP, Bernardes SBL, Santos AP, Mello FPS, Muccillo MS. Laparoscopic versus open splenectomy in dogs. Braz J Vet Res Anim Sci. 29:653-660, 2009

– Lasta CS, Santos AP, Mello FPS, Lacerda LA, Messick JB, González FHD. Hepatozoon canis infection in a domestic dog in Southern Brazil confirmed by molecular techniques. Ciência Rural. 39(7); 135-2140, 2009

– Veiga APM, Oliveira ST, Esteves VS, Portela VM, Santos AP, González FHD. Use of a rapid latex agglutination technique to measure C-reactive protein levels in dogs. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae. 37(2);151-155, 2009

– Veiga APM, Price CA, Oliveira ST, Santos AP, Campos R, Barbosa P, González FHD. Association of canine obesity with reduced serum levels of C-reactive protein. J Vet Diagn Invest. 20:224-228, 2008

– Santos AP, Santos RP, Biondo AW, Dora JM, Goldani LZ, Oliveira ST, Guimarães AMS, Timenetsky J, de Morais HA, González FHD, Messick JB. Hemoplasma infection in HIV-positive patient, Brazil. Emerg Infec Dis. 14:1922-1924, 2008

– Santos AP, Biondo AW, Sisson DD, Lopes STA, Souza C, Solter PF. Comparative sequences of the canine and feline vasopressin prohormones. Comp Clin Path. 16:173-179, 2007

– Santos AP, Mottin VD, Aita RS, Franciscato C, Lopes STA, Francno WS, Hermann GP. Hematological and clinical biochemistry findings in hematophagous bats (Desmodus rotundus rotundus) in Southern Brazil. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae. 35:55-58, 2007

– Santos AP, Lopes STA, Manzzanti A, Godoy CLB, Raiser AG, González FHD. Canine dioctophymosis: case report. A Hora Veterinária. 26:22-24, 2006

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