Katerina Soldanova

Katerina Soldanova
Northern Arizona University


B.S. in Microbiology from Northern Arizona University (2012)

B.A. in French from Northern Arizona University (2012)

Research Focus

I am currently investigating the microbial activation cascades hypothesis with the goal to elucidate possible activation patterns of soil microbial communities and bring insights into microbe-mediated processes taking place in various ecosystems. 

Other Achievements, Honors, Awards

While at NAU, I received a few awards and scholarships including James R. Wick Scholarship, Vesto M.Slipher Biology Scholarship and Junior Scholastic Award (2011). I was also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Society in 2010.

Big-picture Career Goal

I would like that my research brings useful insights into microbial ecology and that my work contributes to expand current knowledge and improve our understanding of ecosystem processes and the way they affect our planet. 

Personal Note

I still love horses, but recently, I have become “addicted” to rock climbing. 

Selected Publications

  • (2013)  Marc Stegger; Cindy M. Liu; Jesper Larsen; Katerina Soldanova; Maliha Aziz; Tania Contente-Cuomo; Andreas Petersen; Stien Vandendriessche; Judy N. Jimnez; Caterina Mammina; Alex van Belkum; Saara Salmenlinna; Robert L. Skov; Anders R. Larsen; Paal S. Andersen; Lance B. Price. Rapid differentiation between livestock-associated and livestock-independent Staphylococcus aureus CC398 clades. PLOS ONE, (in press)
  • (2013) Cindy M. Liu, Katerina Soldanova, Lora Nordstrom, Michael G. Dwan, Owain L. Moss, Tania L. Contente-Cuomo, Paul Keim, Lance B. Price, Andrew P. Lane. Medical therapy reduces microbiota diversity and evenness in surgically recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis. International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, (in review) 
  • (2013) Katerina Soldanova, Cindy M. Liu, Tania Contente-Cuomo, Maliha Aziz, Brian Johnston, James R. Johnson, Jordan Buchhagen, Owain Moss, Lori Gauld and Lance B. Price. Design and validation of real-time PCR assays for the identification of extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli. BMC Microbiology, (in review)

Current Projects

Microbial activation cascades

Full Curriculum Vitae