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Esteban Soto Martinez
Associate Professor and Associate Researcher
Medicine & Epidemiology

Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 2440
sotomartinez@ucdavis.edu

   

Education

2010 PhD Pathobiological Sciences, Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana, USA
2007 MS Veterinary Sciences/Aquatic Pathobiology, Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi, USA
2005 DVM Veterinary Medicine, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica

Honors and Awards

2014 DeVry Education Group Discretional Long-term Incentive Award, Faculty, Ross University School Veterinary Medicine
2014 Ron Taylor Award, Faculty, Ross University School Veterinary Medicine
2013 Ron Taylor Award, Faculty, Ross University School Veterinary Medicine
2012 RUSVM Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, Faculty, Ross University School Veterinary Medicine
2012 Ron Taylor Award, Faculty, Ross University School Veterinary Medicine

Licenses

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologist, Subspecialty in Bacteriology/Mycology
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologist, Subspecialty in Immunology
Certified Fish Pathologist, American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section
Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association
Category II veterinary accreditation in the State of California, USDA-APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation
Licensed Veterinarian in Costa Rica (Colegio de Medicos Veterinarios de Costa Rica)

Active Research Grants

Co-Principal Investigator, Assessment of Zoonotic Risks in Aquaponic Produce Production, Jay-Russell M (Principal Investigator), Food and Drug Administration

Principal Investigator, Virology Diagnostic Program, (Principal Investigator), CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Principal Investigator, Proposed Study for Presence and Potential Severity of Whirling Disease and Ceratomyxosis in salmonids in Moonlight and Storie/Rich, CA, (Principal Investigator), U.S. Forest Service

Collaborator, Drought-related high water temperature impacts survival of California salmonids through disease, increasing predation risk, Richard Connon (Principal Investigator), CA Department of Fish and Wildlife-Natural Resources Agency

Principal Investigator, A randomized, negatively controlled laboratory study to determine the effective dose of HemicellTM HT-L (ß-mannanase) when administered in feed to tilapia (Oreochromis spp.), (Principal Investigator), ELANCO

Principal Investigator, STATEWIDE FISH DISEASES RESEARCH PROGRAM (2015-2018), (Principal Investigator), CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Co-Principal Investigator, Assessment of Zoonotic Risks in Aquaponic Produce Production, Jay-Russell M (Principal Investigator), Food and Drug Administration

Principal Investigator, Insights to the genetic manipulation of Piscirickettsia salmonis, (Principal Investigator), USDA Animal Health Funds

Principal Investigator, Recombinant Subunit Vaccines Against Piscine Francisellosis, (Principal Investigator), USDA Animal Health Funds

Principal Investigator, Non-lethal diagnostic methods for Koi Herpesvirus in pet fish, (Principal Investigator), UC Davis: Center for Companion Animal Health

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Evaluation of five laboratory challenge models for systemic phaeohyphomycosis in white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus,
and assessment of intraspecific diversity of Veronaea botryosa from different hosts 2017 Soto E, Richey C, Reichley SR, Stevens B, Kenelty KV, Lewis J, Byrne B, Wiederhold NP, Waltzek TB, Sheley MF, Camus AC, Griffin MJ Evaluation of five laboratory challenge models for systemic phaeohyphomycosis in white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus, and assessment of intraspecific diversity of Veronaea botryosa from different hosts Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 125:7-18,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Complete genome sequence of Edwardsiella ictaluri isolate RUSVM-1 Recovered from Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in the Western Hemisphere. Genome Announcements vol. 5 no. 24 e00390-17 2017 Reichley SR., GC Waldbieser, E Soto, ML Lawrence, MJ Griffin. Complete genome sequence of Edwardsiella ictaluri isolate RUSVM-1 Recovered from Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in the Western Hemisphere. Genome Announcements vol. 5 no. 24 e00390-17 ,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Biofilm formation of hypermucoviscous and non- hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae recovered from clinically affected African Green Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus). Microbial Pathogenesis 2017 Soto E, Dennis MM, Beiershmitt A, Francis S, Sithole F, Halliday-Simmons I, Palmour R Biofilm formation of hypermucoviscous and non- hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae recovered from clinically affected African Green Monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus). Microbial Pathogenesis ,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Interaction of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis with Oreochromis mossambicus bulbus arteriosus cell line. Microbial Pathogenesis 2017 Soto E, Yun S, Lewis J, Kearney MT, Hansen J Interaction of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis with Oreochromis mossambicus bulbus arteriosus cell line. Microbial Pathogenesis ,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Co-infection of Acipenserid herpesvirus 2 and Streptococcus iniae in cultured white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus (Richardson, 1836) 2017 Soto E, Richey C, Stevens B, Yun S, Kenelty K, Reichley S, Kurobe T, Griffin M, Camus A Co-infection of Acipenserid herpesvirus 2 and Streptococcus iniae in cultured white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus (Richardson, 1836) Diseases of Aquatic Organisms,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Additive genetic variation in resistance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to Streptococcus iniae and S. agalactiae capsular type Ib: Is genetic resistance correlated? 2017 Shoemaker CA. , CA Lozano, BR LaFrentz, JC García, E Soto, DH Xu, BH Beck, M Rye Additive genetic variation in resistance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) to Streptococcus iniae and S. agalactiae capsular type Ib: Is genetic resistance correlated? Aquaculture ,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Laboratory controlled challenges of Nile Tilapia (Oerochromis niloticus) with Streptococcus agalactiae: Comparisons between immersion, oral, intracoelomic and intramuscular routes of infection 2016 Soto E, Zayas M, tobar J, Illanes O, Yount S, Francis S, Dennis MM Laboratory controlled challenges of Nile Tilapia (Oerochromis niloticus) with Streptococcus agalactiae: Comparisons between immersion, oral, intracoelomic and intramuscular routes of infection J Comp Pathol ,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Dynamics of piscine francisellosis differs amongst tilapia species (Oreochromis spp.) in a controlled challenge with Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis 2016 Klinger-Bowen R, Tamaru C, McGovern-Hopkins K, Li Y, Sithole F, Kearney MT, Francis S, Soto E Dynamics of piscine francisellosis differs amongst tilapia species (Oreochromis spp.) in a controlled challenge with Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis J Fish Dis,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Improved broth-microdilution method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis 2016 Soto E, Halliday-Simmonds I, Francis S, Fraites T, Martínez-López B, Wiles J, Hawke JP, Endris RD Improved broth-microdilution method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis J Aquat Anim Health,
  • Esteban Soto Martinez: Interaction of non-human primate complement and antibodies with hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae 2016 Soto E, Marchi S, Beierschmitt A, Kearney M, Francis S, VanNess K, Vandenplas M, Thrall M, Palmour R Interaction of non-human primate complement and antibodies with hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae Vet Res,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Soto E, Griffin MJ, Tobar JA: Chapter 11: Mucosal vaccines, Beck BH, Peatman E, (ed), Mucosal Health in Aquaculture. 297-323.