Gustavo Valbuena, MD, PhD

Dr. Valbuena is a physician-scientist with training in Anatomical, Clinical, and Experimental Pathology. His expertise includes pathogenesis, immunology, and development of animal models and in vitro systems for the study of rickettsial diseases. The research interests of his laboratory currently focus on the role of the endothelium in the regulation of the anti-rickettsial immune response; identification of rickettsial antigens recognized by T cells and B cells; optimization of a humanized mouse model of rickettsial infections; and development of a mouse model of scrub typhus, a disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi.

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