Cecilia Milano de Tomasel Research Associate IV

Office: Biology 350

Phone: (970) 491-7802

Website: https://walllab.colostate.edu/


  • BIOLOGIST, 1992 Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (Argentina) Thesis title: “Study of nematode population dynamics in potato cultivars”
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE, 1997 Colorado State University Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management Thesis Title: “Distribution and biology of Ditylenchus dipsaci and Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi in alfalfa grown in Colorado”


I am interested in the study of the interaction between organisms and their environment for the regulation of different ecosystem processes. My areas of interest are nematode communities, soil ecology, and soil biodiversity. My previous professional work has been mainly focused on the study of nematodes. I earned a degree in Biology from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (Argentina) working with Meloidogyne in potato cultivars at INTA and later a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology at CSU working with Ditylenchus Dipsaci and Aphelenchoides Ritzema-bosi in alfalfa. Before joining Diana Wall’s group as Lab Manager, I worked as head nematologist/pathologist at a private plant disease diagnostic laboratory.