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DBSP Research Faculty

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Laura Cordoba Garcia, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
PI: Dr. X. J. Meng

e-mail: lcordoba@vt.edu


Education

2008 Phd Degree in Molecular Biology
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Cantoblanco, Spain
2003 Bachelor Degree in Biological Science
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Cantoblanco, Spain

Brief Bio

My research interests include animal and environmental virology and zoonotic emerging infectious diseases. My hobbies are playing tennis, skiing, cinema and listening to music.
 

Research Project Involvement

  • Virus West Nile: genotypes and virulence – Genotypic characterization of West Nile Virus strains and study of their virulence and pathogenecity.
  • Cloning and expression of West Nile virus antigens to study host-virus interactions- Generation of recombinant clones expressing different West Nile virus proteins and evaluation as potential vaccine candidates.
  • Mise au point dŽune technique moleculaire universelle pour la detection et la caracterisation des virus enteriques dans les prelevements pathologiques et de lŽenvironnement- Providing tools for the detection of emerging human and animal viruses an study of transmission routes.
  • Detection and molecular characterization of virus from the Flaviviridae family and the hepatitis E virus (HEV) in animal and environmental samples- Study of the prevalence and pathogenecity of West Nile virus and Hepatitis E virus.

Professional Experience

2008 Development of vaccines based on recombinant baculovirus systems
Vaccines Development Laboratory
Dpt. Biotechnology, INIA. Madrid, Spain
2004-2008 Studies of West Nile virus pathogenicity in the mouse model. Completion of techniques of virus detection in experimental and environmental samples and molecular characterization of these viruses
Zoonoses and Environmental Virology laboratory,
Dpt.Biotechnology, INIA. Madrid, Spain
2003-2004 Detection of enteric viruses (rotavirus, astrovirus, bovine enterovirus, …) in biological and environmental samples.
Zoonoses and Environmental Virology laboratory
Dpt. Biotechnology, INIA. Madrid, Spain.

Professional Memberships

American Society for Virology