Luis Gimenez-Lirola

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


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.

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  

Google Scholar Page

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.