Areas of Concentration: Clinic of Tropical Diseases and Pathology of Tropical Diseases


Research lines:

Agents and Vectors of Parasitoses of Medical and Veterinary Interest in the Amazon

It studies the biology of infectious agents and their vectors capable of transmitting diseases between humans and between humans and other animals. It studies the dynamics of the transmission of these diseases and the biological and ecological characteristics of these vectors.


Cellular and Molecular Biology Applied to Tropical Diseases and Regional Pathologies

It studies phenomena related to mechanisms of cellular injury involving oxidative stress, morphological and molecular alterations at the cellular level.


Tropical Diseases and Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases in the Amazon

It studies the epidemiological behavior of infectious diseases prevalent in Amazonia; the factors related to the emergence and re-emergence of clinically distinct infectious diseases affecting health in this region.


Ecotoxicology and Human Health

It studies toxicological agents (biological and non-biological) of interest to regional health. Exposure characteristics and general mechanisms of action. It addresses toxicology in humans and animal models. Analytical toxicology and risk management.


Immunopathology of Tropical Diseases

It studies the involvement of the cellular and humoral immune system in the pathogenesis of infectious diseases of Amazonian interest. Mechanism of control and immunoprophylaxis. Modulation of the inflammatory response. Protective and pathological immune response. Immunoregulation.


Tropical Neuropathology

It addresses the clinical, anatomical and pathophysiological aspects of neurological diseases caused by infectious agents of Amazonian interest. It also includes neuroimaging, immunological studies and epidemiological surveys.