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Diana Vaca

Diana is collaborating as PhD student (ESR7) in the project entitled TAAs as diagnostic targets at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene at the Goethe University of Frankfurt under the supervision of Prof. Volkhard Kempf. Diana’s project tries to unravel the interaction of trimeric autotransporter adhesin of Bartonella henselae and human extracellular matrix proteins using infection models, microbiology, molecular biology, and mass spectrometry.

Diana is from Ecuador and holds a Bachelor in Science with a Major in Biotechnology from the ESPE University (Ecuador) and a Master in Biomedical Science from the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom).


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