Dr Soto received his veterinary degree from Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica in 2005. He then completed a Master’s degree program at Mississippi State University and a PhD from Louisiana State University in 2010. He joined the University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.
Dr Soto became a certified fish pathologist by the AFS-FHS in 2010, board certified by the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists in 2013, and certified as an Aquatic Veterinarian by the WAVMA in 2015. His main research interests are to understand the pathogenesis of important infectious diseases of aquatic animals, and to develop strategies to protect animals from these diseases.