• Telethon Kids Insitute , Northern Entrance, Perth Children's Hospital, 15 Hospital Avenue

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M504), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

I joined the END Rheumatic Heart Disease program at Telethon Kids Institute in 2023 (with affiliation within the School of Biomedical Sciences at UWA) to develop a pipeline towards advancing next-generation mucosal Strep A vaccine candidates into clinical trials. Using discovery-based proteomics approaches, I support vaccine development by investigating new candidate vaccines, with a particular focus on mucosal immunology and mucosal vaccines. This involves establishing direct links between the Strep A Vaccines (led by A/Prof. Alma Fulurija) and Strep A Pathogenesis & Diagnostics teams (led by Dr. Timothy Barnett).

Originally from Ecuador, I studied chemistry at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. I obtained my PhD from Iowa State University in the United States, where I developed innovative approaches to enhance cellular spatial resolution using mass spectrometry, significantly increasing the information obtainable from biological samples. In 2019, I joined Newcastle University in the United Kingdom as a postdoctoral researcher. Shortly upon my arrival, I was awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, which I used to develop untargeted high-throughput screening approaches for drug discovery. I have expertise in assay development, discovery-based quantitative proteomics, and implementing thermal proteome profiling mass spectrometry techniques to identify protein targets and off-targets.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher , Telethon Kids Institute

2 Oct 2023 → …

Senior Research Associate , Newcastle University

23 Apr 201930 Sept 2023

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