Janice R. Ciacci-Zanella
Janice R. Ciacci-Zanella is a graduate of the Veterinary Medicine School, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil and obtained the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in molecular virology from the University of Nebraska, USA. She works as a Researcher at Embrapa in Animal Virology. She participated in the coordination of the Program for the Eradication of Aujeszky's Disease in Santa Catarina State (2001-2005) and coordinates research projects on viruses of pigs as swine influenza virus, Aujeszky's disease virus, porcine circovirus type 2 (carried out in the first diagnosis in Brazil), porcine parvovirus virus, and reproductive and respiratory syndrome porcine (PRRSV). In addition, she participates in the Technical Committee on Swine Health Programs of the Agriculture Ministry. As a Leader of research projects, she received six national awards. She is the also the Leader of the Network for Animal Health Research and the Leader of STAR-IDAZ project from the European Union on Animal Health in Brazil. She is the International Affair and Executive Secretary of the Internal Technical Committee of Embrapa Swine and Poultry. In 2006, she received the Distinction Award from Embrapa Swine and Poultry on research and in 2008 received the National Award for Excellence in Research at Embrapa. Recently, she has been awarded the title Honorable RDA Overseas Researcher of the Rural Development Administration (RDA) based in South Korea, based on the impact of her research. Ciacci-Zanella participates in the OIE ad hoc committees for classical swine fever as the representative of Brazil. From 2008 to 2010, she worked as a Visiting Researcher at the USDA Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, USA, covenant ARS/Embrapa-Labex where she developed research on swine influenza viruses, especially the new H1N1 virus pandemic. Ciacci-Zanella represents Brazil in the project to coordinate global surveillance of influenza in pigs with the FAO-OIE-OFFLU.
Biography Updated on 3 October 2012