Sergio Lobos was born in Santiago, Chile in 1957. He received his Biochemistry degree in 1984 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Chile Santiago, Chile, in 1996. From 1986 to 1989, Lobos was a Research Associate at the lab of Dr. Danny Reinberg of the Biochemistry Department at the UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Rutgers University. His research involved the mechanisms of general transcription factors in mammalian cells. From 1999 to 2004 he was an IAEA-FAO Technical Expert for the Technical Cooperation Program in Guatemala. In 1993 and 1994 he was a Visiting Scientist at the lab of Dr. Daniel Cullen, the Institute for Microbial and Biochemical Technology of the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis, USA, where he was involved in the molecular genetics of ligninolytic fungi. He holds an Associate Professor position at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Faculty of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. His present research is mainly centered on transcriptional regulation in basidiomycetes, specifically in understanding manganese homeostasis. Lobos is currently contributing as a collaborator in the Ceriporiopsis subvermispora B Genome Project at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (Contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231).
Biography Updated on 5 August 2011