Dr. Gamarnik is head of the Molecular Virology Laboratory at the Leloir Institute Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received her Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1993 from the University of Buenos Aires. She did postdoctoral work from 1994 to 1999 in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the University of California, San Francisco. She has received awards from Antorchas and Bunge & Born Foundations as well as fellowships from the Public Health Department of Argentina and the secretary of Science and Technology of Argentina.
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Andrea Gamarnik is studying the molecular mechanisms of dengue virus replication. It is estimated that more than 50 million human dengue virus infections occur annually in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Currently, neither vaccines nor antiviral drugs exist to control dengue infections. Her work will facilitate identification of novel antiviral strategies against dengue virus.
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