Title: Veterinary Epidemiologist. Director: Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory
Her work builds on innovative multidisciplinary partnerships that serve to the expansion of scientific knowledge and skills in the benefit of conservation, ecosystem, livestock, population and global health. She advises and co-advises undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral research associates.
Dr. Mateus has served as the Director of the Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Illinois Natural History Survey for more than 14 years. Regular efforts include evaluating environmental and epidemiological variables that could mitigate disease occurrence at the interface of wildlife, human and livestock health.
Dr. Mateus-Pinilla is responsible for planning, developing, and conducting multidisciplinary field and laboratory-oriented research. Her program builds on field, experimental and observational epidemiological studies in livestock and wildlife populations; it monitors and quantifies disease events in natural ecosystems; identifies risk factors associated with disease occurrence, persistence and transmission; and evaluates the impact of diseases in the conservation and preservation of species.
Her research applies epidemiological theory to multiple species in natural systems. It thrives to understand the impact of diseases in populations and the role of natural levels of biodiversity in mediating the persistence of pathogens in the environment. Her program guides applied adaptive management strategies that take into account restoration, conservation and ecosystem health at the interface of conservation, wildlife-livestock and human health.
Donations -: Check Payable to: The University of Illinois Foundation. On the Check-Memo Line add: Mateus-Pinilla research program. Mail to: Office of the Director, INHS - PRI, 1816 S. Oak St Champaign, IL 61820. Credit card instructions and more information at: http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/donation/ Please contact me if you have any questions -- Donations are tax deductible - THANK YOU
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Brandt AL, Kelly AC, Green ML, Shelton P, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla NE. Prion protein gene sequence and chronic wasting disease susceptibility in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Prion, (in Press)
Green ML, Monick K, Manjerovic MB, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla N. 2015. Communication stations: cameras reveal river otter (Lontra canadensis) behavior and activity patterns at latrines. Journal of Ethology 33 (3), 225-234 DOI:10.1007/s10164-015-0435-7
Rivera NA, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Novakofski J, Satterthwaite-Phillips D. 2015. Metals in obex and retropharyngeal lymph nodes of Illinois white-Tailed deer and their variations with sex and CWD status. Prion 9(1): 48-58 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19336896.2015.1019194
Manjerovic MB, Green ML, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Miller AN, Novakofski J. 2015. Trash to treasure: assessing viability of wing biopsies for use in bat genetic research. Conservation Genetic Resources, 1-3. 10.1007/s12686-014-0417-z
Green ML, Novakofski J, Green RW, Manjerovic MB, Mateus-Pinilla N. 2014. The scene of the crime: classroom integration of biosafety, microscopy and forensics. The American Biology Teacher, 76(9): 615-619
Satterthwaite-Phillips D, Novakofski J, Mateus-Pinilla N. 2014. Fatty acid analysis as a tool to infer the diet in Illinois river otters (Lontra canadensis). Journal of Animal Science and Technology, 56:16- . DOI:10.1186/2055-0391-56-16
Green ML, Manjerovic MB, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Novakofski J. 2014. Genetic assignment tests reveal dispersal of white-tailed deer: implications for chronic wasting disease. Journal of Mammalogy, 95(3): 646-654. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1644/13-MAMM-A-167
Carpenter SK, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Singh K, Lehner A, Satterthwaite-Phillips D, Bluett RD, Rivera NA, Novakofski JE. 2014. River otters as biomonitors for organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, and PBDEs in Illinois. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 100: 99-104
Kelly AC, Mateus-Pinilla N, Brown W, Ruiz MO, Douglas M, Douglas M, Shelton P, Beissel T, Novakofski J. 2014. Genetic Assessment of Environmental Features that Influence Deer Dispersal: Implications for Prion Infected Populations. Population Ecology. 56:327-340. DOI: 10.1007/s10144-013-0427-9
Manjerovic MB, Green ML, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Novakofski J. 2014. The importance of localized culling in stabilizing chronic wasting disease prevalence in white-tailed deer populations. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 113, 139-145
O’Hara Ruiz M, Kelly AC, Brown WM, Novakofski J., Mateus-Pinilla NE. 2013. Influence of landscape factors and management decisions on spatial and temporal patterns of the transmission of chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer. Geospatial Health 8(1), 215-227
Green ML, Ting T, Manjerovic MB, Mateus-Pinilla NE, Novakofski J. 2013. Noninvasive alternatives for DNA collection from threatened rodents Natural Science 5 (5A): 18-26
Mateus-Pinilla, N., Weng, HY., Ruiz, MO., Shelton, P., and J. Novakofski. (2013). Evaluation of a wild white-tailed deer population management program for controlling chronic wasting disease in Illinois, 2003-2008. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 110 (3-4): 541-548
Rydzewski J., Mateus-Pinilla NE., Warner RE., Nelson JA., and TC. Velat. (2012). Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodida) distributution surveys in the Chicago metropolitan region. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(4): 955-9
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Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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PhD. (2000) Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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