Sebastián Reyes, PhD.

Investigador Principal, Profesor Asistente

Immunogenomics Laboratory

Doctor en Microbiología, Universidad de Santiago, Chile.

Líneas de Investigación

Sistema inmune de peces; estrategias de inmunización y de alimentos funcionales que favorezcan el estado inmune del pez.

Immunogenomics Laboratory

The Immunogenomics Laboratory focuses his research on topics of comparative immunology with strong emphasis on the dissection of components and mechanisms involved in fish immune responses, using macrophages and their interaction with pathogens as main model. Understanding how the fish immune system functions in health and disease will broaden the intersection of immunology and high-throughput genomic technologies, which has provided an integrated overview of global changes triggered by the interaction between both organisms. We employ genomic, transcriptomic and functional approaches for the evaluation of host-pathogens interactions. This knowledge is used to design suitable efficient solutions to enhance the immune status of the host, offering market opportunities from fundamental research. Our main achievements includes the development of an alternative immunization strategy to enhance immune response against fish intracellular pathogens, improving macrophage’s immune response directly affecting bacterial viability.



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