Diana Cruz-Pulido

Diana Cruz-Pulido
Pounden Hall, Wooster, Ohio, 44691
Degree Information: 
BS - Microbiology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia (2008)
MS - Biological Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia (2010)
MS - Comparative & Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University (2020)
Virology, Molecular Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Genomics

Diana Cruz-Pulido has a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, and earned two masters degrees: Biological Sciences at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), and Comparative and Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio, USA). Currently, she is a Graduate Research Associate at OSU/OARDC Center for Food Animal Health, in Wooster, Ohio, USA. While working on her master’s in Bogota, Colombia, Diana received extensive training in Molecular genetics in Bacteria and Bioinformatics. While working on her master’s in Wooster, Ohio, she received extensive training in Virology. Diana is passionate about Bioinformatics and Data Analysis, where she developed her skills through several internship programs in the United States. For her Ph.D program, Diana is working on understanding infection and host-switch mechanisms of Coronaviruses using different genomics and bioinformatics approaches.

Lab PI and/or Advisor

Dr. Scott Kenney

List of Publications

  • Cruz Diana P., Huertas Monica G., Zarate Lina, Zambrano Maria M. Comparative analysis of diguanylate cyclase and phosphodiesterase genes in Klebsiella pneumoniae. BMC Microbiology 2012, 12:139

  • Huertas Monica G., Zarate Lina, Acosta Ivan C., Posada Leonardo, Cruz Diana, Lozano Marcela, Zambrano Maria M. Klebsiella pneumoniae yfiRNB operon affects biofilm formation, polysaccharide production and drug susceptibility. Microbiology 2014, 160.

  • Cruz-Pulido, D.; Boley, P.A.; Ouma, W.Z.; Alhamo, M.A.; Saif, L.J.; Kenney, S.P. Comparative Transcriptome Profiling of Human and Pig Intestinal Epithelial Cells after Porcine Deltacoronavirus Infection. Viruses 2021, 13, 292.