- Southampton, Hampshire, UK
I completed my PhD in Chemistry from the National University of Colombia in Bogota Colombia in 2011 where I worked on elucidate protein phosphorylation profiles in response to growth factors in cancer invasion. I have gained significant expertise in cell culture, RNAi and quantitative proteomics.
Since 2011, I did take up a research position at the Malaria Vaccine and Drug Development Center (MVDC) in Cali, Colombia, investigating the molecular biology of malaria disease. I have gained comprehensive scientific expertise, critical thinking skills, and developed strong leadership: project management, and communication skills.
I have strong theoretical knowledge and technical expertise in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Immunology, and Microbiology. This includes, ELISA, western blotting, proteomics, cell metabolic assays, mammalian cell culture, cell migration and invasion assays, RNAi, bacterial culture, PCR, RT-qPCR, DNA and RNA isolation, microarrays and RNA sequencing analysis, bioinformatics tools management. I also have experience in animal model design, handling, and transgenic parasite production.