Valeria Velasquez Zapata

Graduate Research Assistant, Wise Lab
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I am a Fulbright student from Colombia. I have two BSc, one of them in Biology and the other in Biological Engineering. Additionally, I have an MSc in Biomedical Research. While I was an undergraduate student of biological engineering and biology, I developed skills to make mathematical models different types of systems, and I could explain life and different biological mechanisms at the most fundamental molecular level. Among biological phenomena, I am interested in cell functioning, and the interactions that allow life or disease to emerge, by the use of systems biology approaches. I am interested in the study of pathogenic organisms through the combination of mathematical modeling and experimental approaches, analyzing high-throughput data, or analyzing genomic variation, to understand what factors underlie disease emergence, host susceptibility and pathogenic mechanisms that finally lead to new therapeutic strategies.

Area of Expertise: 
pathogenic organisms
biological data mining
modeling and analytics
B.S., Biology, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin Colombia
M.S., Biomedical Research, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
B.S., Biological Engr., Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin Colombia