Dr. Jaime Figueroa

E-mail: jefigueroa@uach.cl

Bachiller en Ciencias, U. Austral de Chile, 1980
Magíster en Ciencias, U. Austral de Chile, 1985
Doctor en Ciencias, U. Austral de Chile, 1995
* Tesis realizada en Hamburgo, Alemania con beca DAAD.


  • Figueroa J., Castro L., Lagos F., Cartes C., Isla A., Yáñez A., Avendaño-Herrera R., Haussmann D. (2019) Analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with antibiotic resistance genes in chilean Piscirickettsia salmonis strains. J Fish Dis. 2019 Oct 7. doi: 10.1111/jfd.13089. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Figueroa J., Carcamo J. G., Alejandro Yañez A., Olavarria V., Ruiz P., Manriquez R., Muñoz C., Romero A., Ruben Avendaño-Herrera R. (2019) Addressing viral and bacterial threats to salmon farming in Chile: Historical contexts and perspectives for management and control. Reviews in Aquaculture, 1–26. doi: 10.1111/raq.12333
  • Isla A., Saldarriaga‐Córdoba M., Fuentes D., Albornoz R., Haussmann D., Mancilla‐Schulz J., Martínez A., Figueroa J., Avendaño‐Herrera R., Yáñez A. (2019) Multilocus sequence typing detects new Piscirickettsia salmonis hybrid genogroup in Chilean fish farms: Evidence for genetic diversity and population structure. J. of Fish Diseases 42:721–737. doi: 10.1111/jfd.12976.
  • Nourdin-Galindo G. Sánchez P. Molina C. Espinoza-Rojas D. Oliver C. Ruiz P. Vargas-Chacoff L. Cárcamo J. Figueroa J. Mancilla M. Maracaja-Coutinho V. Yañez A. (2017) Pan-Genome Analysis of Piscirickettsia salmonis Reveals Genomic Divergences within Genogroups”, Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 7:459. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00459.
  • Lagos F., Cartes C., Vera T., Haussmann D., Figueroa J. (2017) Identification of genomic islands in Chilean Piscirickettsia salmonis strains and analysis of gene expression involved in virulence. Fish Dis. 2017 Feb 2. doi: 10.1111/jfd.12604.
  • Cartes C., Isla A., Lagos F., Castro D., Muñoz M., Yañez A., Haussmann D. and Figueroa J. (2017) Search and analysis of genes involved in antibiotics resistance in chilean strains of Piscirickettsia salmonis. J. Fish Diseases, 40(8):1025-1039. doi: 10.1111/jfd.12579.
  • Sandoval R., Oliver C., Valdivia S., Valenzuela K., Haro R., Sanchez P., Olavarria V., Valenzuela P., Avendaño-Herrera R., Romero A., Carcamo J., Figueroa J., Yanez A. (2016) Resistance-nodulation-division efflux pump acrAB is modulated by florfenicol and contributes to drug resistance in the fish pathogen Piscirickettsia salmonis. FEMS Microbiology Letters 2016; doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnw102.
  • Soto M.L., Lagos F., Haussmann D., Isla A. and Figueroa J. (2016) Immunostimulatory effects of prolactin on TLR 1 and TLR5 membrane in SHK-1 cells infected with Piscirickettsia salmonis. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, doi 10.3354/dao02967.
  • Peña B., Isla A., Haussmann D., Figueroa J. (2016) Immunostimulatory effect of salmon prolactin on expression of Toll-like receptors in Oncorhynchus mykiss infected with Piscirickettsia salmonis. Fish Physiol Biochem. 42(2):509-516.
  • Contreras S., Olmos P., Vargas A., Figueroa J., Gonzalez-Stegmeir R., Enriquez R. and Romero A. (2015) Identification and genetic characterization of Piscirickettsia salmonis in native fish from southern Chile. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 115(3):233-244.
  • Salazar C., Haussmann D., Kausel G., Figueroa J. (2015) Molecular cloning of Salmo salar Toll-like receptors (TLR1, TLR22, TLR5M and TLR5S) and expression analysis in SHK-1 cells during Piscirickettsia salmonis infection. Journal of Fish Diseases 39:239−248.
  • Isla A., Haussmann D., Vera T., Kausel G. and Figueroa J. (2014) Identification of the clpB and bipA genes and an evaluation of their expression as related to intracellular survival for the bacterial pathogen Piscirickettsia salmonis. Veterinary Microbiology, Short Communication. 173: 390-394.
  • A J Yañez, K Valenzuela, C Matzner, V Olavarría, J Figueroa, R Avendaño-Herrera and J G Carcamo (2014) Broth microdilution protocol for minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) determinations of the intracellular salmonid pathogen Piscirickettsia salmonis to florfenicol and oxytetracycline. Journal of Fish Diseases, Short Communication. Volume 37 (5) 505–509.
  • 85 publicaciones ISI, 1.425 citaciones de los artículos publicados.