Milton Ozório Moraes0000-0003-2653-0037
Dr. Milton Ozório Moraes has a Biology and Masters degree at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with emphasis in genetics. He has been formally trained in molecular biology and immunology of leprosy and got his PhD in Brazil, in 2000, at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Dr Moraes´s research interests are focused on the human immune response to infectious diseases such as leprosy, tuberculosis, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease among others and he is concentrating his research to uncover the genetic determinants of these immunological responses that ultimately leads to progression to active disease. Also, he has been devoted extensive time to develop molecular tools for detection of DNA from infectious agents for diagnostic purposes. Since then, he has been collaborating with different researchers in Brazil and abroad that have been extensively conducted in different fields of infections with collaborators in Canada, France, Holland, USA, India, and Mozambique He currently works at FIOCRUZ as associate researcher and teaches molecular Biology at State University of Rio de Janeiro. He has the skills required to evaluate studies in gene expression, genetics of the human host, cytokine responses, genotype-phenotype studies, and other facets of the immune response to infectious agents.
Biography Updated on 16 April 2013