Claudia Brodskyn received her degree in biomedical science in 1980 and concluded her MS and Ph.D. degrees in immunology at University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil). Her postdoctoral training was completed at Colorado State University, Colo, USA under Ricahrd Titus' supervision. Since 1982, she has been working at Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), and in 2002 she ingressed at Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz, at FIOCRUZ-Bahia, Brazil. Her main field of study is related to the study of immunoregulation in leishmaniasis patients, trying to understand the mechanisms underlying protection and pathogenesis. She also studies possible vaccine candidates against visceral leishmaniasis, in dogs and hamsters using salivary proteins of lutzomyia longipalpis, the vector responsible for the transmission of Leishmania chagasi, etiologic agent of visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil. Besides salivary proteins, she also studies some parasite proteins able to induce protection. Another interest is related to the role of neutrophils in the initial events after Leishmania infection. She is a Member of The Brazilian Society of Immunology, which is part of the IUIS.
Biography Updated on 21 August 2011