Hugo D. Lujan

Laboratorio de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, CP X5004ASK. Cordoba, Argentina

Hugo Luján received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the School of Chemistry, National University of Córdoba, Argentina, in 1991. Until 1996 he performed postdoctoral work in the United States of America at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. He is a full professor of biochemistry and cell biology in the School of Medicine, Catholic University of Córdoba, Argentina. He also is a principal investigator at the National Council for Science and Technology of Argentina. Lujan received twice the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Awards. He studies basic molecular and cellular processes in primitive eukaryotic cells. The aim of Hugo Luján's work is to gain a better understanding of the basic molecular mechanisms involved in intracellular protein trafficking and antigenic variation in Giardia. He has recently published papers in the prestigious journals “Nature” and “Nature Medicine.” In 2010, he was awarded a fellowship by the Guggenheim Foundation’s Latin American and Caribbean program for his work on a vaccine against Giardia lamblia.

Biography Updated on 31 October 2010

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