Eliana De Luca, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVM

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Population Medicine

EDUCATION

  • D.V.M. – University of Teramo, Italy
  • Ph.D. – University of Teramo, Italy

ADVANCED CLINICAL TRAINING

  • Veterinary Microbiology Residency – The University of Georgia (U.S.A.)

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American College of Veterinary Microbiologists

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Discovery and genomic characterization of novel pathogens in veterinary virology and bacteriology.
  • Investigation of the pathogenesis and pathological aspects of new and emerging veterinary infectious agents.
  • Implementation of Next Generation Sequencing for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
  • Antimicrobial resistance surveillance of bacterial and fungal pathogens.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am a board-certified veterinary microbiologist with a primary focus in the discovery, characterization, and pathology of novel and emerging pathogens, especially the ones representing potential animal and public health threats in a One Health context. I am passionate about veterinary diagnostics and interested in implementing the use of next generation sequencing tools into the diagnostic workflow. I also have a special interest in veterinary education with the main goal of inspiring students’ interest in veterinary virology and bacteriology.