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Valeria Montoya

valeria.montoya@stonybrook.edu
Advisor: Dr. David Thanassi

B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, 2016, Stockton University

I study the molecular mechanisms involved in host-pathogen interactions, and pathogenesis in immune-deficient hosts. I am also interested in the mechanisms that have evolved to evade host immune responses, which may not only be relevant to the eradication of infection but may also shed light on the development of other diseases such as cancer.

Select Honors and Awards:
W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, 2016-2021

Publications:
Stawowczyk, M., Naseem, S., Montoya, V., Baker, D.P., Konopka, J., and Reich, N.C. 2018. Pathogenic effects of IFIT2 and Interferon-b during fatal systemic Candida albicans  infection. mBio 9: e00365-18.

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