Elizabeth Diago Navarro, PhD

Elizabeth Diago Navarro, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Dr. Diago Navarro is interested host pathogenesis research and analysis of capsular polysaccharides. She is focused in the development of monoclonal antibodies against Klebsiella pneumoniae strains resistant to antibiotics and hypervirulent strains. These antibodies will be used in novel therapeutics approaches and for diagnosis of these bacterial infection After transitioning to Stony Brook University, she is also carrying out epidemiological studies of multidrug resistant and sensitive strains and try to decipher inherent characteristics for these deferences.

Graduate School Training

  • PhD, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (2009)
  • MPH, SUNY University of Albany, (2014 - current)

Postdoctoral Training

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY (2012 - 2014)

Research Interests/Expertise

  • Development of novel monoclonal antibodies-based therapies against multi drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae


  • For articles published by Dr. Diago Navarro, click here.


  • 2011, FEBS Short-term fellowship
  • 2011, PRIME-XS grant
  • 2011, SEBBM Congress Grant, Spain
  • 2010, Best oral presentation award Molecular Microbiology group Meeting, Spain
  • 2009, FEMS Congress Grant, Sweden
  • 2008, Basque Country Government Mobility Award
  • 2006, EMBO Short-term fellowship
  • 2005 – 2009, PhD Fellowship, Basque Country Government, Spain
  • 2009, “Summa cum laude” PhD thesis: Evaluation of Kid toxin activity as a specific RNase and protein synthesis inhibitor. Mentor Prof. Ramón Díaz-Orejas
  • 2002 – 2003, ERASMUS exchange program fellowship, EU
  • Member of Spanish Microbiology Society (SEM)
  • Member of Spanish Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Sociery (SEBBM)
  • Reviewer of Plasmid Journal
  • Reviewer of Critical Reviews in Microbiology