Milton O. Moraes

Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil


Milton Ozório Moraes has Biology and M.S. degrees at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with emphasis on genetics. He has been formally trained in molecular biology and immunology of leprosy and got his Ph.D. degree 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, and 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 devoting 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 who have been extensively conducting researches in different fields of infections with collaborators in Canada, France, Holland, USA, India, and Mozambique. He currently works at FIOCRUZ as an 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 14 July 2013

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