Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy at the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
I am an Associate Investigator at the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy (www.imii.cl; Center of Excellence) and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile. I am a Biochemist from the same University and have a PhD in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. I have specialized in the field of immunology and more specifically in research areas that involve the interaction between pathogenic microbes and the host's immune system. My experimental work has focused over the years on bacteria, as well as viruses, such as the human respiratory syncytial virus, metapneumovirus and herpes simplex viruses. I performed two post-doctorates, one of them at the P. Universidad Católica de Chile and the other at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA. There, I trained on microbial genetics. Highlights of my research include work on a novel vaccine candidate against herpes simplex viruses and studying fundamental aspects of immunology. Some of my research studies have been published in journal such as PNAS and eLife.
Sustainable Development Goals:
3 - Good health and well-being
Immunology, Viruses, Vaccine, Immune-evasion
Scientific field:04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
TWAS Regional Office:
TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)