Luis Gimenez-Lirola

MS, PhD
Education & Certifications  

PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology (Cum Laude), University of Jaén (Spain), 2009
MS, Occupational Risk Prevention, Institut Universitari de Ciencia I Tecnología (Spain), 2005
MS, Biochemistry, University of Granada (Spain), 2002
BS, Biochemistry, University of Granada (Spain), 2002

Teaching  

VDPAM 455 - Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum
VDPAM 560X - Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Research Focus & Interests  
  • Conducting whole animal research for the development or improvement of diagnostic assays platforms.
  • Screening of biomarkers of infection for diagnostic and vaccine development
  • Characterization of the immune response to emerging infectious diseases.
  • Isolation and characterization of emerging viruses.
  • 3-D cell culture models for enteric and respiratory pathogens.
Leadership/Committees/Council  

Team Science Academy Program
Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Graduate Studies and Research Committee
Editorial board member of the Journal of Veterinary Infectious Diseases - Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Editorial board member of the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine
NC-229 multistate research project

Selected Publications  

Carlos Mora-Díaz JC, Piñeyro PE*, Houston E, Zimmerman J, Giménez-Lirola LG*. (2019). Porcine Hemagglutinating Encephalomyelitis Virus: A Review. Frontiers Veterinary Sciences, 6:53.

Jara LM, Rodríguez M, Altamirano F, Herrera A, Verástegui M, Giménez-Lirola LG, Gilman RH, Gavidia CM. (2018). Development and validation of a Copro-ELISA sandwich for detection of Echinococcus granulosus-soluble membrane antigens in dogs. American Journal Tropical Medicine Hygiene, 100(2):330-335.

Giménez-Lirola LG*, Zhang J, Carrillo JA, Chen Q, Magtoto R, Poonsuk K, Baum D, Piñeyro P, Zimmerman J. (2017). Reactivity of anti-PEDV structural protein antibodies to porcine enteric coronaviruses: diagnostic implications. Journal Clinical Microbiology, 55(5):1426-1436.

Poonsuk K, Zhang J, Chen C, Gonzalez W, Correa da Silva Carrion L, Yaxuan S, Wang C, Main R, Zimmerman J, Giménez-Lirola LG*. (2017). Quantifying the effect of lactogenic antibody on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection in neonatal piglets. Veterinary Microbiology, 197:83-92.

Giménez-Lirola LG*, Mur L, Rivera B, Mogler M, Lizano S, Goodell C, Harris DL, Gallardo C, Arias M, Rowland RRR, Sánchez-Vizcaíno JM, Zimmerman J. (2016). Detection of African swine fever virus antibodies in serum and oral fluid specimens from acutely infected animals using a recombinant protein 30 (rp30) indirect ELISA. PLoS One, 11(9).

Giménez-Lirola LG*, Baum D, C Rademacher C, Linhares D, Harmon K, Rotolo M, Sun Y, Baum D, J Zimmerman J, Pineyro P. (2016). Serological and Molecular detection of Senecavirus A associated with an outbreak of Swine Idiopathic Vesicular Disease and Neonatal Mortality. Journal Clinical Microbiology, 54(8):2082-9.

Giménez-Lirola LG, Jiang YH, Sun D, Hoang H, Yoon KJ, Halbur PG, Opriessnig T. (2014). Simultaneous detection of antibodies against Apx-toxins I, II, III and VI in pigs with known and unknown Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae exposure using a multiplexing liquid array platform. Clinical Vaccine Immunology, 21:85-95.

Xiao CT, Gerber PF, Giménez-Lirola LG, Halbur PG, Opriessnig T. (2013). Characterization of porcine parvovirus type 2 (PPV2) which is highly prevalent in the USA. Veterinary Microbiology, 161(3-4):325-330.

Xiao CT, Giménez-Lirola LG, Gerber PF, Jiang YH, Halbur PG, Opriessnig T. (2013). Identification and characterization of novel porcine astroviruses (PAstVs) with high prevalence and frequent co-infection of individual pigs with multiple PAstV types. Journal General Virology, 94(3):570-582.

Opriessnig T, Giménez-Lirola LG, Halbur PG. (2011). Polymicrobial respiratory disease in pigs. Animal Health Research Reviews, 12:133-148.