Academic Unit: Faculty of Medicine, Academic Corporation for the study of Tropical Pathologies
Colombian Ministry of Science
The group researches chronic inflammatory diseases. It uses animal models (mainly mice) of infectious chronic (e.g., cutaneous Leishmaniasis), allergic (e.g., allergic asthma), metabolic (such as atherosclerosis and diet-induced obesity), and autoimmune (such as multiple sclerosis and Psoriasis) inflammation. Such models are used to research basic aspects of the disease and as a platform for the preclinical development of vaccines, immunotherapies, and other measures of prophylactic and therapeutic interventions.
Research Areas and Topics
- Immune modulation in atherosclerosis.
- Immune modulation in allergic inflammation of airways.
- Immune modulation in leishmaniasis.
- Immune modulation in autoimmunity.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)