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Jose Rey-ladino

Microbiology & Immunology
Al Faisal University
Saudi Arabia


Dr Jose Rey-Ladino is a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine. He teaches courses in Medical Immunology, Medical Microbiology and Infection and Immunity for graduate students. His PhD in Microbiology and Immunology is from the University of British Columbia, Canada and his second PhD in Parasitology is from the Saint Petersburg Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Russia. He was a Research Fellow from the World Health Organization (WHO) and from the Canadian Medical Research Council. His current research focuses on vaccine development based on targeting endogenous dendritic cells (DCs) with antigens and adjuvants. His research is also concerned with the identification of novel vaccine candidate antigens for intracellular infections based on immunoproteomics. Dr Rey-Ladino was a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Canada, where he and colleagues identified various vaccine candidate antigens for the sexually transmitted Chlamydia trachomatis vaccine. He was a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health, Griffith University in Australia. In collaboration with scientists at the Eskitis Institute, he designed laboratory screening methods for the identification of new vaccine candidate adjuvants based on DCs and natural product libraries. Dr Rey-Ladino is a regular contributor as a referee for various scientific journals. He has given international presentations and has published his research in various top scientific journals including Nature Reviews Immunology, Journal of Immunology, Blood, Infection and Immunity, and others.

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