Cristian Cortez, PhD.

Investigador Principal, Profesor Asistente

Host-Pathogen Interactions laboratory

Doctor en Ciencias, Mención Microbiología, Inmunología y Parasitología, Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo, Brasil.

cristian.cortezplaza@umayor.cl

Líneas de Investigación

Mecanismos moleculares de la patogénesis periodontal, fundamentalmente la interacción de algunos periodonto-patógenos con la célula hospedera.

Host-Pathogen Interactions laboratory

Our laboratory is interested in studying and elucidating the molecular mechanisms involved in the host-pathogen interactions. Our main aim is to identify and characterize potential therapeutic targets and early markers of disease. We focus on, host-cell invasion, cytoskeletal dynamics, host-lysosomes role (intracellular vesicle trafficking) and, signaling pathways that induce infected-host cell death. For this purpose, we employ different methodologies that allow to identify and quantify molecular markers differentially regulated during infection and high-resolution microscopy for direct visualization of pathogens interacting with different cell structures.

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Contact

Corporate building, first underground - Campus Huechuraba - Camino La Pirámide 5750, Huechuraba
+56 223 281 323|cgbum@umayor.cl