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Sáenz Calderon
Fabián
Current position: 
Research Professor
Current nationality: 
Ecuador
Current residence: 
Ecuador
Affiliation/Institution: 
Centro de Investigación para la Salud en América Latina, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Biodata: 
Fabián Sáenz is research professor at the Center for Health Reasearch in Latin America of PUCE in Quito. Sáenz did his doctoral studies in the programme of Infectious Diseases at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, where he earned his PhD in Parasitology and Vector Biology in 2008. Sáenz focused his research on malaria, particularly on the role of the protein MAEBL from Plasmodium falciparum in the invasion by the parasite of red blood cells in the human host and of the salivary glands in the the mosquito Anopheles. Sáenz was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Florida (USF) from 2008 to 2011. During this time he participated in projects related to the discovery of anti-malaria drugs and in studies of drug resistance mechanisms. He was involved in the analysis of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of artemisinin combination therapies. Currently, Dr. Sáenz's work focuses in supporting malaria elimination in Ecuador through the use of molecular tools for diagnosis and the study of population dynamics and drug resistance in the malaria parasites well as the research of natural products with antimalarial activities.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
1 - No poverty
3 - Good health and well-being
10 - Reduced inequality
Young Affiliate Alumnus
Keywords: 
malaria, health
Affiliated from
2012
Country of birth: 
Ecuador

Date of birth

30
October
1976
Scientific field:
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
TWAS Regional Office: 
TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)
Last updated on 20/03/2018