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Paula Ivonne Rodas Garrido

Microbiology Consultant

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO - OPS/OMS Chile)

Vitacura, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the female genital tract. Genital microbiota and its influence in sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) Antimicrobial resistance and virulence/pathogenesis in Healthcare associated infections (HAIs)

Educación

  •  Bachelor, Universidad de Chile. Chile, 2003
  •  Biochemist, Universidad de Chile. Chile, 2005
  •  Ph.D, Universidad de Chile. Chile, 2012

Experiencia Académica

  •   Instructor Part Time

    Universidad de Santiago de Chile

    Chemistry and Biology

    Santiago, Chile

    2011 - 2012

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    Universidad Andrés Bello

    Medicine

    Santiago, Chile

    2012 - 2017

  •   Postdoctoral Fellow Part Time

    University of Southampton

    Medicine

    Southampton, Reino Unido

    2012 - 2013

  •   Principal Investigator /Assistant Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

    Medicine

    Concepción, Chile

    2018 - 2019

  •   Research Associate Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR

    CIENCIAS

    Santiago, Chile

    2019 - 2021

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Research Assistant Full Time

    FONDAP-Centro de Estudios Moleculares de la Célula- Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2005 - 2006

  •   Principal investigator REDI170370 grant Other

    PCI-CONICYT

    Chile

    2018 - 2019

  •   Principal Investigator FONDECYT 11121262 Other

    FONDECYT

    Chile

    2013 - 2016

  •   Postdoctoral Fellow WT090301 Full Time

    Wellcome Trust

    Southampton, Reino Unido

    2012 - 2013

  •   Visiting Professor Other

    Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

    Alemania

    2014 - 2014

  •   Microbiology consultant Full Time

    Pan American Health Organization (PAHO-Chile)

    Santiago, Chile

    2021 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Thesis supervision:

- Master in Biochemistry: 1
- Master in Biotechnology: 2
- Internships: 20


Premios y Distinciones

  •   National Doctorate Fellowship

    COMISION NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGICA

    Chile, 2006

    Fellowship to obtain a Ph.D degree in the University of Chile

  •   Travel Grant GDEST

    Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia do Brasil

    Brasil, 2006

    Travel grant to attend the Global Dialogues on Emerging Science An Technology (GDEST) - Conference on Bioinformatics Funded by Ministerio da Ciencia e Tecnologia do Brasil and The Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of States - USA

  •   Grant for development of Doctoral Thesis

    COMISION NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGICA

    Chile, 2008

    Grant for funding consumables and reagents in doctoral thesis

  •   Global Health Travel Award

    BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

    Estados Unidos, 2008

    Travel grant to fund attendance to the conference D4: Molecular Evolution as a Driving Force in Infectious Diseases Meeting (Keystone Symposia Global Health Series). 08-13 April 2008, Breckenridge (CO), USA.

  •   Youth Travel Fellowship

    Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)

    Reino Unido, 2010

    Travel grant to fund the attendance to the EMBO/FEBS Lecture Course 2010 ‘Host-Microbes Interactions’. 01-09 September 2010, Island of Spetses, Greece.

  •   Oriana Josseau Award

    Oriana Josseau Foundation

    Chile, 2010

    Award to the 2010 best female student of the Ph.D of Biochemistry Program, Faculty of Chemical Sciences, University of Chile


 

Article (27)

Macrophage-Neisseria gonorrhoeae Interactions: A Better Understanding of Pathogen Mechanisms of Immunomodulation
Microbiological characterisation of the colonisation by Candida sp in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances and evaluation of host responses in saliva
Protective effect of inactivated blastoconidia in keratinocytes and human reconstituted epithelium against C. albicans infection
Differential Antifungal Activity of Human and Cryptococcal Melanins with Structural Discrepancies
Genotyping and Persistence of Candida albicans from Pregnant Women with Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
Modified profile of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 production by human Fallopian tube epithelial cells following infection in vitro with Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Challenge Increases Matrix Metalloproteinase-8 Expression in Fallopian Tube Explants
A feed-forward loop between SroC and MgrR small RNAs modulates the expression of eptB and the susceptibility to polymyxin B in Salmonella Typhimurium
A feed-forward loop between SroC and MgrR small RNAs modulates the expression of eptB and the susceptibility to polymyxin B in Salmonella Typhimurium
ATP Induces IL-1b Secretion in Neisseria gonorrhoeae-Infected Human Macrophages by a Mechanism Not Related to the NLRP3/ASC/Caspase-1 Axis
Characterization of the adherence of Clostridium difficile spores: The integrity of the outermost layer affects adherence properties of spores of the epidemic strain R20291 to components of the intestinal mucosa
Increased PD-L1 expression and PD-L1/CD86 ratio on macrophages infected with Neisseria gonorrhoeae contributes to the functional suppression of T-cell responses
Influence of the carbon sources mannose and galactose in the physicochemical and biological properties of silver nanoparticles produced by Aspergillus niger
Lose to win=> marT pseudogenization in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi contributed to the surV-dependent survival to H2O2, and inside human macrophage-like cells
Salmonella Typhimurium exhibits fluoroquinolone resistance mediated by the accumulation of the antioxidant molecule H2S in a CysK-dependent manner
The NarE protein of Neisseria gonorrhoeae catalyzes the ADP-ribosylation of several ADP-ribose acceptors despite a N-terminus deletion
Motility modulation by the small non-coding RNA SroC in Salmonella Typhimurium
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Modulates Immunity by Polarizing Human Macrophages to a M2 Profile
Participation of S. Typhimurium cysJIH operon in the H2S-mediated ciprofloxacin resistance in presence of sulfate as sulfur source
Preclinical Development and In Vivo Efficacy of Ceftiofur-PLGA Microparticles
Evaluation of ceftiofur–PHBV microparticles in rats
Temporal and spatial regulation of cAMP signaling in disease=> role of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases
Neisseria gonorrhoeae pilus attenuates cytokine response of human Fallopian tube explants
A holin remnant protein encoded by STY1365 is involved in envelope stability of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi
Reduced invasion to human epithelial cell lines of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi carrying S. Typhimurium sopD2
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi has a 4.1 kb genetic island inserted within the sapABCDF operon that causes loss of resistance to the antimicrobial peptide protamine
Precise excision of the large pathogenicity island, SP17, in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi

BookSection (2)

Use of Human Fallopian Tube Organ in Culture (FTOC) and Primary Fallopian Tube Epithelial Cells (FTEC) to Study the Biology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection.
Use of Human Monocyte-Derived Macrophages to Study Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infection

BookWhole (1)

Use of Human Fallopian Tube Organ in Culture (FTOC) and Primary Fallopian Tube Epithelial Cells (FTEC) to Study the Biology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infection
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Paula Rodas

Microbiology Consultant

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO - OPS/OMS Chile)

Vitacura, Chile

1
NATALIA JUICA

Bioquímico

Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

Universidad SEK

Santiago, Chile

1
Cecilia Tapia

Médico Asesor en Microbiología y Biología Molecular

Laboratorio

Clínica Dávila

SANTIAGO, Chile

1
Claudio Acuña

Profesosr Asociado

Biología

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Alejandro Escobar

assistant professor

Institute for Research in Dental Sciences

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Paula Solar

Académico Investigador

Universidad SEK

Santiago, Chile

1
Luis Velasquez

Director and Full Professor

Medicine

Universidad SEK

Santiago, Chile