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Our lab conducts biomedical research directed to study the metabolic adaptations and pathogen -host relationships of bacterial species, such as Chlamydia trachomatis, the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease in the world, and Vibrio cholerae, affecting one billion people with severe gastrointestinal disease.
We are also performing studies aimed to characterize a new family of essential ionic pumps in these pathogens, aiming to rationally designing drugs that can target this protein.
INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Our research is multidisciplinary and involves a large number of methodologies from different Biological, Biomedical, Biochemical and Biophysical fields. The methodologies used in the lab include microscopy, immunohistochemistry, mamalian cell culture, protein chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, molecular modelling and mechanistic enzymology. In addition, we conduct studies with human pathogens under Biosafety Level II procedures.
Our lab offers outstanding opportunities for highschool, undergraduate and graduate students to perform high impact research in a friendly and diverse environment.
One of our main goals is to spread Scientific education to all levels, raising a global conscience about scientific, humanistic and enviromental topics.
As part of our mission as educators, we are committed to help our students reach their academic and career goals, promoting team work, critical thinking and idependent work.
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Our latest publication was selected as paper of the week by JBC