João Marcelo Dalmazo Sanchez
João Marcelo Dalmazo Sanchez was born in Mineiros do Tietê, SP, Brazil, in 1987. He is the oldest son of Joao Sanchez and Sonia Maria Dalmazo Sanchez. Joao is the brother of Luciane Fernanda D. Sanchez who is a Food Scientist graduated at University of Sao Paulo. Joao received his Animal Science bachelor degree at Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZEA), University of São Paulo (USP), in 2009. As an undergraduate student, Joao was a member of the Group of Studies in Forage and Pastures (GEFEP), member of Tutorial Education Program (PET), and also performed some internships related to ruminant nutrition and forage and grazing management. His final undergraduate internship was at a livestock consulting company, visiting several farms and conducting some projects.
In March of 2011, Joao started his Master’s Course at FZEA/USP, where he developed some studies about feed additives in dry season supplementation of heifers grazing Brachiaria brizantha, under advising of Dr. Valdo Herling. From March 2011, to March 2012, Joao was a board member of Graduate Student Association at FZEA/USP. Joao moved to Range Cattle Research and Education Center in March of 2012 as a visiting scholar, to work in the forage research program lead by Dr. Joao Vendramini. His Master's course was concluded in February of 2014.
That same month, Joao was awarded a scholarship to start his Ph. D. program at University of Florida, guided by Dr. Joao Vendramini. He started his program in May of 2014, and his dissertation was entitled “Evaluation of management practices to improve Arachis spp. productivity and nutritive value in South Florida.” Joao graduated in 2018 and returned to Brazil.
Back in his home country, Joao started a postdoctoral position in March of 2019, at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, in Jaboticabal, SP. Under the supervision of Dr. Telma Berchielli. He spent 8 months working in a multidisciplinary project, whose objective was to evaluate the effect of different protein sources on animal growth and physiology, as well as nutrient dynamics on animal excreta, soil and atmosphere.
In December of 2019, Joao had the opportunity to return to the University of Florida, working as a Research Scholar on the LTAR (Long-Term Agroecosystem Research) project. The project is part of a nation-wide network sponsored by the USDA, and has the objective of increasing sustainable production in different agricultural scenarios of the USA. In Florida, the research team includes faculty from the Range Cattle REC and Archbold Biological Center, and the main focus of the projects is relate to the impact of different fire management strategies on soil, plants, animals and atmosphere. Joao hopes to gain experience and knowledge from this new project, and also to provide beef producers and consumers with solid information that is useful in their decision making process.