Leticia P. Sanglard

Leticia P. Sanglard

  • PhD Student
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
I am from Brazil and got my bachelor’s in veterinary at the Universidade Federal de Vicosa (UFV). During my studies at UFV, I discovered my passion for research which drove me to purse a master’s and Ph.D. degree in Animal Breeding in Genetics. Beach and volleyball are two of my greatest passion outside work; however, after moving to Ames in 2017 (~1,000 miles from the beach!), I have been learning about winter sports such as ski and ice-skating. In my professional career, I want to contribute for the agriculture development through genetic improvement of livestock. Also, I want continue learning and sharing knowledge to make an impact on the formation of the future generation of professionals. Go cyclones!

Thesis Title: Identification of Indicator Traits for Improvement of Reproductive Performance in Sows

1) Genomic analyses of common infectious diseases in pigs
2) Genetic analysis of male and female fertility traits in pigs
3) Host genomics of response to PRRS vaccination


  • PhD, Animal Breeding & Genetics, Iowa State University, present
  • MSc, Animal Breeding & Genetics, Iowa State University, 2018
  • B.S., Veterinary Science, Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Brazil), 2016