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Studied Engineering in Molecular Biotechnology at Universidad de Chile and performed a PhD training joining the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, with a mention in Immunology, at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire, USA), from which she graduaded in 2010. During these postgraduate studies, carried out at the laboratory of Dr. Randolph J. Noelle, she gained a solid training in the use of experimental models (murine) such as skin transplantation, tumor, among others, to study immune tolerance.
In 2011, she returned to Chile and joined the Faculty of Medicine at Universidad de Chile thanks to the initiative Insertion of Advanced Human Capital into the Academia (CONICYT), ranking as the top selected applicant. This grant had as objective to insert the research line of cellular therapy for autoimmunity and tranplant rejection in this institution. From this year, she started her research team and in 2012 she began her independent scientific career when received the Initiation into Research grant from Fondecyt. In 2015 she joined Universidad de los Andes as Assistant Professor, and continues her investigation studying the role of T regulatory cells and their mechanisms of suppresion in transplantation tolerance funded by a Regular Fondecyt project. Currently, she is an academic of Facultad de Medicina, leading the Immunological Tolerance Group at Centro de Investigación e Innovación Biomédica at the same institution.
Treasurer, Chilean Association of Immunology (ASOCHIN)26 Sep 2019 → …
Network and Program Director, Art + Science Foundation1 Jun 2019 → …
Vice-President, Chilean Association of Immunology (ASOCHIN)1 Aug 2017 → 26 Sep 2019
Neuropilin-1 and IL-33: two new targets of study to comprehend Foxp3+ regulatory T cells biology in transplantation tolerance
15/04/16 → 15/04/20
Mitochondrial transfer from MSCs to T cells induces Treg differentiation and restricts inflammatory responseCourt, A. C., Le-Gatt, A., Luz-Crawford, P., Parra, E., Aliaga-Tobar, V., Bátiz, L. F., Contreras, R. A., Ortúzar, M. I., Kurte, M., Elizondo-Vega, R., Maracaja-Coutinho, V., Pino-Lagos, K., Figueroa, F. E. & Khoury, M., 5 Feb 2020, In: EMBO Reports. 21, 2
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review22 Scopus citations
T regulatory cells-derived extracellular vesicles and their contribution to the generation of immune toleranceRojas, C., Campos-Mora, M., Cárcamo, I., Villalón, N., Elhusseiny, A., Contreras-Kallens, P., Refisch, A., Gálvez-Jirón, F., Emparán, I., Montoya-Riveros, A., Vernal, R. & Pino-Lagos, K., 1 Sep 2020, In: Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 108, 3, p. 813-824 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Scientific review › peer-review
CD4+Foxp3+T regulatory cells promote transplantation tolerance by modulating effector CD4+ T cells in a neuropilin-1-dependent mannerCampos-Mora, M., Contreras-Kallens, P., Gálvez-Jirón, F., Rojas, M., Rojas, C., Refisch, A., Cerda, O. & Pino-Lagos, K., 1 Jan 2019, In: Frontiers in Immunology. 10, APR
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review6 Scopus citations
Cold-adaptation of a methacrylamide gelatin towards the expansion of the biomaterial toolbox for specialized functionalities in tissue engineeringZaupa, A., Byres, N., Dal Zovo, C., Acevedo, C. A., Angelopoulos, I., Terraza, C., Nestle, N., Abarzúa-Illanes, P. N., Quero, F., Díaz-Calderón, P., Olguín, Y., Akentjew, T. L., Wilkens, C. A., Padilla, C., Zacconi, F. C., Pino-Lagos, K., Blaker, J. J., Khoury, M., Enrione, J. & Acevedo, J. P., 1 Sep 2019, In: Materials Science and Engineering C. 102, p. 373-390 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review7 Scopus citations
IFN-γ and IL-33 modulate mesenchymal stem cells function targeting Th1/Th17 axis in a murine skin transplantation modelTerraza, C., Fuentes, R. & Pino-Lagos, K., 1 Nov 2018, In: Cytokine. 111, p. 317-324 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review1 Scopus citations