Laila Darwich achieved her D.V.M. degree (Extraordinary Award Mention) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (1994–1999), her M.S. degree in veterinary medicine also from UAB (2001), and her Ph.D. degree also in veterinary medicine, Animal Health and Infectious Diseases, Veterinary Immunology, UAB. Since 2007, she has been an Associate Professor at the Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Unit (Veterinary Faculty, UAB) and a Researcher of the Animal Health Research Center (CReSA) and Irsicaixa Foundation (Institute of AIDS Research, University Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol, Badalona). Darwich was an Assistant Professor from 2003 to 2005 at the Unit of Infectious diseases and Epidemiology, Animal Health department, UAB. She spent her Ph.D. student stage at the Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, Toulouse, France). She achieved a postdoctoral Fellowship (2005–2007) at the HIV Clinical Unit, Irsicaixa Foundation. Darwich's areas of expertise are the following: viral immunity and immunopathology (in humans: HIV, human papillomavirus and animals: PRRSV; PCV2); epidemiology of infectious diseases in wildlife (Salmonella, parasitic infections). She is a Member of the Catalonian Society of Immunology.
Biography Updated on 11 January 2012