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Patricia V. Aguilar, PhD
My main research interest is to better understand the mechanisms that enable emerging viruses to evade host immune responses and cause disease, and to identify cellular factors that contribute to viral infection. Viruses that are currently being investigated in my laboratory include bunyaviruses, alphaviruses and arenaviruses. The main research goal is to unravel the highly complex host-pathogen interaction and identify novel prophylactic and therapeutic strategies to combat these viral pathogens.
As a co-investigator of the World Reference Center for Arboviruses and Emerging Viruses (WRCEVA), I am also involved in the identification and characterization of novel pathogens affecting humans in Tropical regions.