Maria Juliana Soto-Giron

Bioinformatics PhD Program
Research Interests

My current research is focused in the application of metagenomics to study of human infectious diseases. DNA sequence-based methods offer a powerful complement to the convencional methods for the identification of unknown and uncultured bacterial pathogens associated with infectious diseases which represent a global public health problem.


I am working at the Environmental Microbial Genomics Laboratory leading by Dr. Konstantidinis. I am interested in characterizing microbial communities present in human biofluids using robust computational tools to identify the microbiota associated with the pathophysiology of infectious diseases. My personal interests are data mining, genomics, microbes, music, dance salsa, and play piano.