Susana Flores Villalva

Susana Flores Villalva

PhD Student

Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Mexico







Network Associate


Research Keywords: 

Bovine Tuberculosis and Zoonotic TB



Determined and goal-oriented research scientist in the field of veterinary immunology. Seeking to build my research group with a special focus on the development of cutting-edge methods to control and eradicate bovine tuberculosis from cattle.


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Key Publications:

  • Vigors S, Flores-Villalva S, Meade KG. The impact of vitamin D3 supplementation on the faecal and oral microbiome of dairy calves indoors or at pasture. Scientific reports. 2023;13(1): 9111. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-34840-2.
  • Reid C, Flores-Villalva S, Remot A, Kennedy E, O'Farrelly C, Meade KG. Long-term in vivo vitamin D(3) supplementation modulates bovine IL-1 and chemokine responses. Scientific reports. 2023;13(1): 10846. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-37427-z.
  • Flores-Villalva S, Remot A, Carreras F, Winter N, Gordon SV, Meade KG. Vitamin D induced microbicidal activity against Mycobacterium bovis BCG is dependent on the synergistic activity of bovine peripheral blood cell populations. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 2023;256: 110536. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2022.110536.
  • Flores-Villalva S, Reid C, Remot A, Gordon SV, Meade KG. Long term dietary vitamin D3 supplementation impacts both microbicidal and inflammatory responses to ex-vivo Mycobacterium bovis BCG challenge in dairy calves. Veterinary immunology and immunopathology. 2023;258: 110575. doi: 10.1016/j.vetimm.2023.110575.
  • Flores-Villalva S, O'Brien MB, Reid C, Lacey S, Gordon SV, Nelson C, et al. Low serum vitamin D concentrations in Spring-born dairy calves are associated with elevated peripheral leukocytes. Scientific reports. 2021;11(1):18969. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-98343-8.
  • Alcaraz-López OA, Flores-Villalva S, Cortéz-Hernández O, Vigueras-Meneses G, Carrisoza-Urbina J, Benítez-Guzmán A, et al. Association of immune responses of Zebu and Holstein-Friesian cattle and resistance to mycobacteria in a BCG challenge model. Transboundary and emerging diseases. 2021;68(6):3360-5. doi: 10.1111/tbed.13939.
  • Rodríguez-Hernández E, Quintas-Granados LI, Flores-Villalva S, Cantó-Alarcón JG, Milián-Suazo F. Application of antigenic biomarkers for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B. 2020;21(11):856-70. doi: 10.1631/jzus.B2000325.
  • Maciel-Rivera A, Flores-Villalva S, Jiménez-Vázquez I, Catalán-Barcenas O, Espitia-Pinzón CI, Morán J, et al. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis derived proteins induce caspase-independent apoptosis in bovine macrophages. Veterinaria México OA. 2019;6(1). doi: 10.22201/fmvz.24486760e.2019.1.560.
  • González-Ruiz S, Sosa-Gallegos S, Rodríguez-Hernández H, Flores-Villalva S, Román-Ponce S, Bárcenas-Reyes I, et al. Genetic diversity of Mycobacterium bovis in Jalisco, Mexico: Tracing back sources of infection. Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health. 2018;10(5):114-22. doi: 10.5897/JVMAH2018.0677.
  • Echeverria-Valencia G, Flores-Villalva S, Espitia C. Virulence Factors and Pathogenicity of Mycobacterium. In: Mycobacterium-Research and Development. ed. W. Ribón. IntechOpen. 2017: 231-255. doi: 10.5772/intechopen.72027.