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Mayra Aguirre García

M.A. Aguirre García

My current research effort is focused on the role of inflammation in tuberculosis, a bacterial infectious disease that constitutes a worldwide health threat. I use cell culture systems and zebrafish to dive deeply into the biology of highly interactive pathways involved in proinflammatory signaling.

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My research work seeks to establish inducible signals that might drive inflammasomes- and autophagy- subtype-specific responses and their consequences for marshalling immunity to infection.

Brief biography

  • 2021-present: PhD project on regulation of infection-induced inflammation. Promotor. Prof. A.H Meijer Co-promotor: M. Varela
  • 2019-2020: MSc One Health program. MAN-IMAL at ONIRIS Veterinary School
  • 2011-2017: BSc Pharmacy at National University of Colombia

Key publication

Aguirre Garcia M, Hillion K, Cappelier JM, Neunlist M, Mahe MM, Haddad N. Intestinal Organoids: New Tools to Comprehend the Virulence of Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens. Foods. 2022 Jan 1;11(1):108. doi: 10.3390/foods11010108. PMID: 35010234; PMCID: PMC8750402.

  • Science
  • Instituut Biologie Leiden
  • IBL Animal Sciences
  • No relevant ancillary activities
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