MD 1983, University of Panama, School of Medicine.
MSc 1990, Karolinska Institute, Department of Immunology, Sweden.
PhD 1998, Clinical Pathology Department, Indiana University, USA.
My expertise includes clinical experience in tropical diseases, viral pathogenesis, molecular diagnostics of infectious diseases, and molecular epidemiology. As a researcher at Gorgas, I have led several clinical translational studies in endemic infectious diseases in Panama. My laboratory had led the adaptation of diagnostic tests for application in resource-limited settings, like the border with Colombia, where we are surveilling emergent infectious diseases like Yellow Fever.
I have published 85 articles in peer review journals and received 20 awards. As a professor of Immunology at the School of Medicine of our National University, I have proved teaching experience with undergraduate and graduate students, in addition, I am the advisor of 3 PhD and to 2 MSc students. I am a Distinguished Member of the National Research System.