Maria Adelaida Gomez
Coordinator, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Lab.
Network Management Board member 2021+, Network Investigator
Human leishmaniasis, immunology, therapeutics
My research aims to unravel the host-pathogen interactions and underlying mechanisms that determine the outcome of human Leishmania infections and therapeutic responses, towards identification of host and parasite biomarkers of treatment outcome, and intervenable host functions to optimize therapeutic strategies. Our research program includes a spectrum of approaches, models and study designs that range from basic investigations on mechanisms of parasite drug resistance and pathogenicity using in vitro systems, to inquiry of the immunological and pharmacological functions that contribute to clinical outcomes in patients.
Key Publication: NCBI Profile