HCOM - Biomedical Sciences
Academic Research Center 202B
Education: M.D. University de la Republica, Uruguay
Research: Understanding inflammation in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases. Inflammation is the principal response of the body to deal with injuries and it plays a role in the pathogenesis of many diseases.
The Wnt proteins are a family of extracellular signaling molecules highly conserved, involved in many biological processes like cell adhesion, differentiation, and migration. Recently Wnt has been described as playing role in cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases.
My laboratory is working in three different models (diseases) to define the role of Wnt signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of each of them.