Gea, Susana E.
Susana E. Gea, PhD.
Dr. Susana E. Gea is Principal Researcher of Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). She obtained the bachelor a degree in Biochemistry at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) and PhD in Immunology under the direction of Dr. Elsa Vottero de Cima (1988) at the School of Chemical Sciences of the mentioned university, Argentina. Dr. Gea is Professor of Immunology of UNC. The group of Dr. Gea is currently focused on investigating the network between innate and adaptive immune responses and the role of innate receptors for acute and chronic inflammation processes. Her group study the biology of myeloid suppressor cells and how it is related to the cellular immune response, protection mechanisms and pathogenesis; analyzes the host-parasite interaction; toll-like and inflammasome receptors and intracellular signaling. Furthermore, in an experimental model of chronic inflammation with metabolic disorders, she investigates how these sensors promote the development of inflammation and how it influences the host-parasite interaction in the outcome of these pathologies. Her research produced more than 50 publications in international journals and she is author of book chapters. Dr. Gea has directed seven doctoral students, and is also Advisor or Co-advisor of several postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Gea is a member of the Argentina Society of Immunology and the Argentina Society of Protozoology where was president during 2002-2006.
She also develops international cooperation projects with the team of Dr. Manuel Fresno and Dr. Nuria Girones of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain for more than a decade. Dr. Gea has received training for short periods at the Center for Molecular Biology "Severo Ochoa", UAM financed by UAM-SCH for cooperation with Latin America, supported by Cooperation International CSIC (Spain) -CONICET (Argentina) (2004-2006) and by Inter-University Cooperation Program and Research between Spain and Latin America (2009-2010).