Laura Alaniz obtained her degree in biochemistry from Buenos Aires University (UBA), Argentina. From 2001 to 2005, she completed her Ph.D. thesis entitled “Effects of hyaluronan-CD44 interaction on tumor phenotype and activation of intracellular signals” at the School of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, Institute of Studies of Humoral Immunity, UBA, Argentina. Then, she continued her studies about hyaluronan and tumor immunology as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). In 2007, she has been designated as an Official Investigator of the CONICET. She is currently at the Laboratory of Gene Therapy at the Austral University in Argentina as an Adjunct Researcher at CONICET, and she is an Assistant Professor of the immunology course at the School of Biomedical Science at the University Austral. Her research is focused on studies of immunological effect of the glycosaminoglycan, hyaluronan, in tumoral and liver fibrosis process.
Biography Updated on 14 December 2010