Esteban Soto Martinez

Professor

Medicine & Epidemiology

Office
Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Certified Fish Pathologist, American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section
Licensed Veterinarian in Costa Rica (Colegio de Medicos Veterinarios de Costa Rica)
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologist, Subspecialty in Bacteriology/Mycology
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologist, Subspecialty in Immunology
Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association
Category II veterinary accreditation in the State of California, USDA-APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation
License California Veterinary Medical Board
Education
2010, PhD, Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana, USA
2007, MS, Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi, USA
2005, DVM, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica
Active Research Grants
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
Co-Principal Investigator, Assessing the risk of emergent and endemic fish pathogens to Great Lakes lake sturgeon populations, Mohammed Faisal (Michigan State University) (Principal Investigator), Great lakes fish and wildlife restoration act **GRANT APPROVED**
Co-Principal Investigator, Emerging and Re-emerging Flavobacterial Pathogens in Aquaculture, Ken Cain (Principal Investigator), WRAC
Collaborator, Pathogen Screening and Health Status of Outmigrating Chinook Salmon in the Delta, Richard Connon (Principal Investigator), CDFW - 2018 Prop 1 Watershed Restoration & Delta Water Quality and Ecosystem Restoration
Principal Investigator, Statewide Fish Disease Research Program, (Principal Investigator), California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Principal Investigator, Antigenic profiling of distinct Flavobacterium columnare genetic groups affecting cultured fish species for vaccine development, (Principal Investigator), USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Co-Principal Investigator, Understanding Flavobacterium psychrophilum intraspecific diversity as it pertains to disease management and prevention in aquaculture, Tom Loch (Principal Investigator),
Co-Investigator, Investigating the Epidemiology of Edwardsiella piscicida - septicemia in Hybrid Catfish and Other Commercially Important Fish Species in the Southern United States, Matt Griffin (Principal Investigator), Souther Regional Aquaculture Center/Mississippi State University
Principal Investigator, Efficacy of B Glucan as immunostimulant to Pacific white snook Centropomus viridis, (Principal Investigator), UC Mexus
Principal Investigator, UC Davis - St. George's University Postdoctoral Scholars Program 2019-2021, (Principal Investigator), St George's University
Principal Investigator, Testing of Viral Samples for California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Health Laboratory (2018-2021), (Principal Investigator), California Department of Fish and Wildlife
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
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Soto E, Boylan SM, Stevens B, Smith SA, Yanong R, Subramaniam K, Waltzek T : Chapter 3. Diagnosis of Fish Diseases, Stephen Smith, (ed), Fish Medicine and Surgery. CRC Press , Boca Raton, FL. 46-85.
2016 Shoemaker CA, Xu DH, Soto E : Chapter 22: Streptococcus spp. (S. iniae and S. agalactiae), Woo PTK, Cipriano RC, (ed), Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. 298-313.
2016 Arkush K, Bartholomew J, Soto E : Chapter 20: Piscirickettsia salmonis, Woo PTK, Cipriano RC, (ed), Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. 272-285.
2016 Soto E, Hawke JP : Chapter 17: Francisella noatunensis, Woo PTK, Cipriano RC, (ed), Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. 233-244.
2015 Soto E, Griffin MJ, Tobar JA : Chapter 11: Mucosal vaccines, Beck BH, Peatman E, (ed), Mucosal Health in Aquaculture, . 297-323.