Fernanda Seixas

Fernanda Aurora Gomes Seixas Travassos

PhD member

Fernanda Seixas Travassos (ORCID 0000-0002-1912-1457) is Assistant Professor at UTAD´s Department of Veterinary Sciences. She graduated in Veterinary Medicine at UTAD in 1994, and concluded her Master Degree in Oncology - Laboratory Clinic Area, at Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute, University of Porto, in 2000. In 2006 she concluded her PhD in Veterinary Sciences at UTAD. Besides her teaching activities at UTAD she works as pathologist in the UTAD´s Laboratory of Histology and Pathological Anatomy. She author and co-author scientific publications specially in veterinary oncology area, mainly on the oncobiology and prognostic factors of feline spontaneous mammary neoplasias. She also performs studies on induced models and studies on pathologies affecting wild and exotic fauna.

Some relevant publications:

Seixas, F., Travassos, P., Coutinho, T., Lopes, A.P., Latrofa, M.S., Pires, M.A., Cardoso, L., Otranto, D., 2018. The eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda in Portugal: Current status of infection in pets and wild mammals and case report in a beech marten (Martes foina). Veterinary Parasitology 252:163-166. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.02.007 .

Morinha, F., Travassos, P., Seixas, F., Martins, A., Bastos, R., Carvalho, D., Magalhães, P., Santos, M., Bastos, E., Cabral, J.A., 2014. Differential mortality of birds killed at wind farms in Northern Portugal, Bird Study 61, 2: 255 - 259. Doi: 10.1080/00063657.2014.883357

Seixas, F., Palmeira, C., Pires, M.A., Bento, M.J., Lopes, C., 2011. Grade is an independent prognostic factor for feline mammary carcinomas: a clinicopathological and survival analysis. Veterinary Journal 187:65-71, DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2009.10.030. Epub 2009 Dec

Seixas, F.; Palmeira, C.; Pires, M.A.; Lopes, C. 2008. "Are complex carcinoma of the feline mammary gland and other invasive mammary carcinoma identical tumours? Comparison of clinicopathologic features, DNA ploidy and follow up", Research in Veterinary Science 84, 3: 428 - 433.

F Seixas, ML Martins, ML Pinto, PJ Travassos, M Miranda, MA Pires. 2008. A case of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis in a Free-Living Toad (Bufo bufo). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 44(2):460–463, 2008.

F Seixas, PJ Travassos, ML Pinto, I Pires, MA Pires, 2006. Pulmonary adiaspiromycosis in an European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus): first report in Portugal. Veterinary Record, 158 (8): 274-275, 2006, DOI: 10.1136/vr.158.8.274.