Luis Gimenez-Lirola

LUIS G. GIMÉNEZ-LIROLA, Bioch, MS, PhD

Academic degrees

2009                       PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Jaén University, Jaén, Spain. 

2005                       MS in Occupational Risk Prevention. IUCT, Barcelona, Spain.

2002                       MS in Biochemistry. Granada University, Granada, Spain.

2002                       BSc with Major in Biochemistry. Granada University, Granada, Spain.

Current position

2017+                    Clinical Assistant Professor. Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA. Responsible for the Serology/Immunology R&D section within the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Professional record

2015-2017  Scientist. Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University.
2011-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher.  Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University.
2011 Operations Manager and Co-Founder.  Rekom Biotech, Granada, Spain.
2005 - 2010 Production and Quality Control Director.  Vircell Microbiologists, Granada, Spain. 
2002 - 2005 Immunoassay Development Specialist.  Vircell Microbiologists, Granada, Spain. 

 

Research interest

  • Conducting whole animal research for the development or improvement of diagnostic assays, primarily immunology assay platforms (e.g., ELISA, cell-based assays, Luminex®, AlphaLISA).
  • Screening of biomarkers of infection for diagnostic and vaccine development.
  • Characterization of the immune response to emerging infectious diseases of swine.
  • Isolation and characterization of emerging viruses.
  • Development of in vitro tissue culture models to investigate pathogenesis and immune response to animal pathogens.

Publications

Refereed and non-refereed publications (n ~ 65); Proceedings and abstracts (n ~ 165); Oral presentations (n ~ 40).