From 2005 till now he is the Director of Federal Reseach Center of Virology and Microbiology (CVM) in Pokrov (Russia) and led major research initiatives on foreign animal diseases, pathogen functional genomics and rapid pathogen detection.
- DVM from the UNAM, Mexico (1984).
- PhD from the University of Minnesota, USA (2004).
- She is director of Batista & Asociados (1993-), one women practice specialized in swine health and production offering integrated services to the swine industry in Canada, Mexico, Central, South America, Europe, and USA.
- Part time biosecurity and health advisor for APC, North America.
- Member of the scientific committee of AMVEC, MEXICO, and AASV, USA.
- Co-researcher of the PRRS Swine Cluster CDPQ-U Laval, Quebec, Canada.
- Advisor of the Swine Health Improvement and Emerging Diseases committees of the Mexican, Colombian, Dominican and Peruvian Pork Producers.
- Since 1990 she has published numerous scientific articles, book chapters, and presented conferences in different symposiums around the world.
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
Among others: Honorary and Emeritus member of AMVEC AC (2017), Honorary Recognition for her contributions to the Sonora Swine Industry (2014), Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award (2009), XLVII Annual AMVEC named in her honor (2012), AMVEC’s Practitioner of the Year Award (1999), AMVECPAJ Honorary Member (1999), and AMVECPSS Honorary Member (1993) in recognition for her my contributions to the Mexican and global swine industry.
2016-2018: Doctoral studies at the National Reference Laboratory for CSF and ASF, FAO Reference Laboratory for CSF at the Institute for Diagnostic Virology at Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Germany
Thesis: Biological and genomic characterization of recent African swine fever strains and field validation of surveillance tools.
2010-2016: Graduation in Veterinary Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität, Munich
- Studies of veterinary medicine in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1982)
- PhD (doctorate) in microbiology and immunology, University of Montreal, Canada (1991)
- Doctorate Honoris Causa for outstanding contributions to bacteriology in swine diseases, Ghent University, Belgium (2018)
- Director of the North American reference laboratory for swine pleuropneumonia (University of Montreal)
- Director of the international reference laboratory of Streptococcus suis (University of Montreal)
- Author of more than 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 in professional
- Author of the Actinobacillus and Streptococcus chapters of the “Diseases of Swine”
- More than 250 conferences as “invited speaker” in more than 35 countries
He is the project leader of production medicine team in which the swine consulting services and continuing education for Taiwanese farmers and veterinarians were provided. And a web site (http://pmtw.atri.org.tw) is established to provide information for pig production and health managements for farmers and swine veterinarians.
He is also a member of Taiwanese FMD eradication committee which provides advices in the control and surveillance of FMD cases. His researches are focus on the control, transmission, pathogenesis of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in pig-adapted strain since the first FMD outbreak was found in Taiwan in 1997. His FMD papers were published in journals, such as Vaccine and Veterinary Microbiology, in which practical methods of routine vaccination and monitoring cases in the farms were afforded. In Taiwan, He is also a consultant to provide solutions for other swine health and production managements. Recently, he was invited as an invited speaker to present his FMD findings in Leman China Swine Conference 2014, Korean Association of Swine Veterinarians in 2018.