Diana L. Vullo, Ph.D.
Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento
Diana L. Vullo, Ph.D., earned her degree in chemistry and her Ph.D. in biological chemistry-industrial microbiology, both at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1999, she was involved with 8 colleagues in the foundation of the Environmental Chemistry Area of the recently created Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento. Since then, she has been associate professor of the institution and independent researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council-Argentina.
Vullo's research projects are focused on environmental biotechnology to develop innovative and sustainable strategies mediated by native microorganisms to solve problems associated with productive processes in urban and periurban areas. The studies are aimed at microbe-metal interactions for the design of innovative biotreatments of electroplating wastewaters and the development of biofertilizers formulated with indigenous plant growth-promoting bacteria and bacteriogenic metal nanoparticles applicable in the restoration of horticultural soils as substitutes for agrochemicals.
Vullo was a member of the Executive Board of the Argentinean Society for General Microbiology (2014-2018) and Co-Founder of Argentinean Society for Environmental Science and Technology. Related to ASM, she served as Ambassador to Argentina (2012-2017), chair and past chair, Ambassador Leadership Circle (2017-2019) and as mentor in the Leadership Program for International Educators (2013-2017).