Juan E. Ugalde, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Laboratory of Microbial Pathogenesis
Institution
National University of San Martin
Address
Avda 25 de Mayo y Francia, Campus Miguelete
San Martin
City
Buenos Aires
Country
Argentina
Phone
(54)114006-1500 (Int 2129)
E-mail
jugalde[at]iibintech.com.ar
Website
http://www.iib.unsam.edu.ar/
Research Field
Microbiology
Award Year
2004
Country Of Origin
Argentina
Mentor Name
Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D.

Research

Brucella spp. are gram-negative bacteria that cause brucellosis, one of the most world-wide distributed zoonosis that affect a broad range of mammals including humans. This pathogen has the ability to replicate in macrophages and dendritic cells subverting the host's immune response and establishing chronic infections. Our laboratory is interested in studying the molecular determinants that allow Brucella to survive within the host's cells and attempts to understand how it manages to circumvent the immune response to establish long-lasting infections in the host.