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Diana Ortiz

Assistant Professor


(724) 946-7784

Campus Location:
   Hoyt Science Resources Center
Mailbox: 115

Diana Ortiz

About Me

My research interests include the study of the epidemiology, biology, and ecology of vector-borne diseases (especially mosquito- and tick-borne diseases), vector biology, and environmental health. Typically, my research involves both field and laboratory projects, which include the develpment and mainteinance of mosquito colonies.

  • Ph.D., Environmental Health/Vector-borne Diseases, University of South Carolina 
  • M.S., Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 
  • B.S., Biology, Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Biodefense and Tropical Diseases/Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Courses taught: 

BIO 101

BIO 203

BIO 467

BIO 601-602 

Languages: English, Spanish