Motrán, Claudia Cristina

Motrán, Claudia Cristina

Dr. Claudia Cristina Motrán

Dr. Claudia Cristina Motrán is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the National University of Córdoba, where she received a Biochemistry degree in 1986 and a PhD in Chemical Sciences in 1997.

During her doctoral training, she was involved in several research studies aimed at dissecting the humoral and cellular immune response during experimental Trypanosoma cruzi infection.

In the period 1998-2001, she did postdoctoral training investigating the immunomodulatory functions of the Specific Glycoprotein of Pregnancy type 1a (PSG1a).

Later, as postdoctoral fellow at the Microbiology and Immunology Department of University of California under , she conducted research oriented to the study of cellular immune responses; in particular, I participated in the early studies that led to the characterization of galectin-1 on differentiated Th1 and Th2 populations.

In 2004, she returned to Argentina and started their research group focusing her laboratory research program on antigen presenting cells (APCs)-dependent immune response regulation during physiological and pathological conditions.

As pathological condition, they study the APCs dependent-immune response modulation during experimental infection with Trypanosoma cruzi with the aim to identify key points of regulation involved in activating effectors and regulatory T lymphocytes as well as to identify cellular and molecular mechanisms implicated in the host-pathogen relationship that are involved in protection and well as pathology.

She is currently a member of the CONICET research career (Independent Category) and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the National University of Córdoba.