Dr. Diana Pérez-Etcheverry graduated in Biological Sciences at the Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad de la República in Uruguay (UDELAR). Her earlier involvement in science was
within the area of conservation of species in danger of extinction, turning later to
Biotechnology and deepening more precisely in immuno-technology. Her postgraduate degree in Biomedical Biotechnology had as its main theme of study, the development of a recombinant antibody for use in therapeutic of autoimmune diseases. Her work as an Assistant Professor is performed at the Biotechnology Laboratory of the
Instituto Polo Tecnológico de Pando, of the Faculty of Chemistry, UDELAR. In this laboratory, her work contributes to the development of all formats of immunological techniques for
immunodiagnosis of human and animal diseases or to use as control point in reactors of industrial production of toxins. As well as the production of monoclonal antibodies, purification of proteins of high added value and use of recombinant technology for the generation of recombinant proteins and chimeric, human antibodies. Also this researcher has a vast experience in working with Phage Display, in particular with antibody libraries expressed in phage for the selection of neutralizing sequences used as reagents in the techniques named above. All these topics are related to microbiology, since many of these techniques are helpful to be used in different microbiological cultures, such as the toxin control for the vaccines generation, or protein purification from culture. She has also participated as a reviewer of manuscripts in some journal.
Dr. Diana Pérez-Etcheverry research interests includes Immuno-technology; Biomedical Biotechnology; Immunodiagnosis; Purification of proteins of high added value; Antibody libraries.