Isabel Santos received an MD from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a PhD in Immunology from the University of São Paulo in 1992. Her research is focused on immunoparasitology and understanding mechanisms of parasitism and of immunopathology and how genetic variability of hosts affects outcomes of host-parasite interactions. She is especially interested in applying this knowledge for developing technologies to control tick infestations in livestock, pets and wild animals that are reservoirs of diseases for humans. Her research is also concerned with understanding the mechanisms that control of infection or pathogenesis caused by Leishmania.
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