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- DVM, Sao Paulo State University (2000-2004).
- MS in Veterinary Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (2007-2009).
- PhD in Animal Siences, College of Agriculture and Life Science, University of Florida (2009-2013).
- Board eligible for theriogenology sitting to take the exam on July of 2016 in Asheville, NC.
- Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University (2013-2014). Research focused on uterine uterine microbiome, rumen microbiome, dairy cattle health and reproduction.
- Resident in food animal reproduction and medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (2006-2009).
- Intern/research assistant in dairy reproduction, nutrition and health, Veterinary Medicine Teaching Research Center in Tulare, CA, School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, CA (2005-2006).
- Research assitant, Department of Dairy Science. University of Wisconsin, in reproductive management, physiology and Endocrinology at Wiltbank's lab (2004).
I believe that the higher education in veterinary medicine is based on integration of basic knowledge, clinical experience, and cuting edge scientific knowledge, all immersed in highly interactive activities that foster critical thinking and hand-on experience that support development of lifelong skills.
- Dr. Lima received his veterinary degree at Sao Paulo State University in 2004. In 2005, he did an internship focused on dairy production medicine, reproduction, and nutrition at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center at Tulare (University of California-Davis). In 2009 he did a combined residency in food animal medicine and reproduction and Master in veterinary sciences focused on reproductive management, at University of Florida. In 2013 he earned a PhD in Animal Sciences at University of Florida working with uterine health and estrous cycle synchronization in dairy heifers.
- Dr. Fabio Lima joined the Farm Animal section in August of 2014, coming from the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences from Cornell University, where he completed a postdoctoral training focused on uterine diseases pathogenesis and rumen microbiome associations with production traits
- Currently, Dr. Lima provides services on estrous cycle synchronization, breeding soundness evaluations of male and female domesticated livestock, pregnancy diagnosis, ultrasonographic evaluation of reproductive tract, embryo collection and transfer, management of obstetrical cases including high-risk pregnancies and dystocias, and assistance on implementation of sustainable herd health and reproductive management.
- Dr. Lima research laboratory investigates the interplay between uterine microbiome and host immune response on pathogenesis of uterine diseases; stewardship of antimicrobial use on mastitis; rumen microbiome associations with production traits and sutainability among, biological effects of NGF-beta on regualtion of reproduction in cattle.
- Core Theriogenology course (VM 609, VM 610)
- Advanced Comparative Theriogenology (VCM 592)
- Advanced Andrology (VCM 593)
- Reproductive Pysiology (VM 604)
- Equine surgery (VCM 584)
Characterization of Rumen Microbiome Structure and Function throughout lactation and its association with Health and Productivity. China Scholarship Council - Two-year PhD scholarship on behalf of Ziyao Zhou. (2015-2017).
Evaluation of Selective Dry Cow Therapy for Prevention and Treatment of Mastitis and Milk Microbiome in Holstein Dairy Cows. FAPESP (São Paulo, Brazil) - One-year PhD scholarship on behalf of Erika Romão (2016).
Uterine microbiome structural and functional profile of healthy and metritic treated cows. Animal Health and Disease Research, $24,300.00 (2014-2016)
- Effects of an injectable trace minerals supplement containing copper, manganese, selenium and zinc on conceptus development and fertility of dairy cows. Co-PI - $115,368 (2014).
- Intramural Research Grant ($ 10,000.00) at the College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Florida (2011).
- Resident Research Grant ($5,000.00), University of California-Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2006/2007.
Honors and Awards
- PhD student of the year 2013 in the Department of Animal Sciences at University of Florida.
- Fellowship for PhD students at the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences, 2009-2013
- Predoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida Department of Animal Sciences, 2009-2010.
- Research Assistantship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2004-November 2004.
- Scholarship for Special Training Program at Sao Paulo State University, 2001-2004.
- Society for Theriogenology
- American Dairy Science Association
- American Association of Bovine Practitioners
- American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
- Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society