Talita Pilar Resende, PhD, MSc, DVM

Talita Pilar Resende, PhD, MSc, DVM
Swine Health Extension Specialist
130 Pounden Hall
Degree Information: 
Postdoctoral Researcher - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
PhD - Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN
MS - Animal Pathology, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
DVM - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Swine Infectious and Non-Infectious Diseases; Swine production, management, and welfare
Extension and Research in Swine Health

Talita is an Assistant Professor/Swine Health Extension Specialist within the Department of Animal Sciences and Center for Food Animal Health. She holds a PhD degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota (2019), a MS in Animal Pathology (2015) and a DVM (2012) from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, located in Brazil, where she was born and raised. Throughout Talita's career, she has gained extensive experience in diagnosing animal diseases, with a specialized focus on swine infectious diseases. Talita also has had the privilege of teaching at esteemed higher education institutions both in Brazil and the United States. This diverse experience has enabled her to combine practical expertise with academic knowledge, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of swine health.

Talita's research efforts have predominantly centered around swine health, encompassing a broad spectrum of investigations. From fundamental scientific inquiries into the pathogenesis of intestinal infectious agents to field-based applied research, she strives to generate insights that can directly impact the well-being of swine populations.

As a faculty member at The Ohio State University, her primary objective is to bridge the gap between academia and the specific needs of pig farms. In her role as a mediator and facilitator, Talita aims to facilitate effective communication and collaboration, ensuring that science-based knowledge and practical solutions are shared and implemented within the swine industry.



Research Gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Talita-Pilar-Resende

  • MSD High Quality Pork. Best PhD Thesis, 2020
  • University of Minnesota Best Dissertation Competition, 2019. Honorable Mention for the Biological and Medical Sciences.
  • University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2018
  • Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program Travel Awards, Fall-2017, Fall/Spring-2018
  • Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program Enhanced Learning / Training Awards, 2017
  • Best Poster Award - International Pig Society Veterinarians Conference, 2016
  • CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) – Brazil. PhD fellowship - concession through grant application