Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
I am a mexican scientist that studies the biological mechanisms that animals have deployed throughout evolution to combat viral infections. I am interested in understanding how changes in our antiviral strategies are driven by the constant struggle with past and current viral infections. My team studies important human viruses, such as influenza A and SARS-CoV-2, as well as ancient viral pathogens and the impact of those past agents on the evolution of animal immunity. We use a combination of molecular biology, genetics and advanced computational techniques to better define and exploit our highly evolved antiviral responses, which can help in the design of drugs against both current and emerging viral threats. As a Latino scientist, I believe that the scientific endeavor is enriched by the inclusion of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and opinions. Thus, I have, and continue to be, deeply engaged in activities to promote diversity in STEM fields.
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