Valeria Rolla holds B.S. degree in medicine from Gama Filho University, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, in 1983. In 1986, he became a Specialist in infectious diseases in the Federal Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, and obtained his Ph.D. degree in parasite biology by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, in 1999. She is currently the Head of Clinical Research Laboratory on mycobacteriosis of the Evandro Chagas-Fiocruz Clinical Research Institute and an Infectious Disease/medical Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, brazil. Rolla has experience in the field of medicine, with emphasis on infectious and parasitic diseases, working mainly on the following topics: AIDS, tuberculosis, and other mycobacteria. Since the year 2000, Rolla has been developing studies on tuberculosis and AIDS, initially on rifampicin and antiretrovirals interactions, including clinical trials, pharmacokinetics studies, and new tools for the rapid diagnosis of TB and TB-HIV. Recently, her group became a site for clinical trials on multidrug resistant TB and for the treatment of latent infection on household contacts of TB.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2013