Lina Covaleda, PhD

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Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Research Associate

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853


Research Interest

  • Microbiologist with over 20 years of research experience in the areas of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in microbiological, cellular and molecular biology techniques.


  • 2010, Ph.D., Veterinary Microbiology (Virology), Texas A&M University
  • 1999, B.S., Microbiology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, D.C., Colombia

Biography/Professional Experience

  • 2020 - present, Research Associate, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
  • 2015 - 2020, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida
  • 2017 - 2018, Lab Coordinator, Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida
  • 2011 - 2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Texas, Medical Branch
  • 2010 - 2011, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Pathobiology, Texas A&M University


  • SanEago, FW., Covaleda, L., Sánchez-Aparicio, MT., Silvas, J., Diaz-Vizarreta, A., Patel, JR., Po pov, V., Xuejie, Yu., Garcia-Sastre, A., Aguilar, PV. 2014. Hijacking of RIG-I signaling proteins into virus-induced cytoplasmic structures correlates with the inhibiEon of Type I interferon responses. Journal of Virology. 88(8): 4572-85.
  • Jianhua, G., Covaleda, L., Heatley, J., Baroch, J., Tizard, I., Payne, S. 2012. Widespread avian bornavirus infecEon in mute swans in the Northeast Unite States. Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Research & Reports. 3: 49-52.
  • Payne, S., Covaleda, L., Jianhua, G., Swafford, S., Baroch, J., Ferro, PJ., Lupiani, B., Heatley, J., Tizard, I. 2011. DetecEon and characterizaEon of a disEnct bornavirus lineage from healthy Canada geese (Branta canadensis). J Virol. 85: 12053-6.
  • Covaleda, L., Gno, Bich-Ty., Fuller, F., and Payne S. 2010. IdenEficaEon of cellular proteins interacEng with equine infecEous anemia virus S2 protein. Virus Research. 151: 235-239.
  • Covaleda, L., Fuller, F., and Payne S. EIAV S2 enhances pro-inflammatory cytokine and chemokine response in infected macrophages. 2010. Virology. 397: 217-223
  • Lungu, G., Covaleda, L., Mendes, O., MarEni-Stoica, H., Stoica, G. FGF-1-induced matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression in breast cancer cells is mediated by increased acEviEes of NF-kappaB and acEvaEng protein-1. 2008. Molecular Carcinogenesis. 47: 424-435.
  • Xu. Z., van den Berg, MA., Scheuring, C., Covaleda, L., Lu, H., Santos, FA., Uhm, T., Lee, MK., Wu, C., Liu, S., Zhang, HB. Genome physical mapping from large-insert clones by fingerprint analysis with capillary electrophoresis: a robust physical map of Penicillium chrysogenum. 2005. Nucleic Acids Res. 33: e50.
  • He, L., Du, C., Covaleda, L., Xu, Z., Robinson, AF., Yu, JZ., Kohel, RJ., Zhang HB. Cloning, characterizaEon, and evoluEon of the NBS-LRR-encoding resistance gene analogue family in polyploid coZon (Gossypium hirsutum L). 2004. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 17: 1234-1241.
  • Xu, Z., Sun, S., Covaleda, L., Ding, K., Zhang, A., Wu, C., Scheuring, C., Zhang HB. Genome physical mapping with large-insert bacterial clones by fingerprint analysis: methodologies, source clone genome coverage, and conEg map quality. 2004 Genomics 84: 941-95.