Dr Vincenzo Torraca
Wellcome ISSF Fellow
My research is focused on Infectious diseases. In the lab, we use zebrafish to model key aspects of Shigella infection in vivo.
As an LSHTM/Wellcome ISSF fellow, I am currently focusing on evolution and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in Shigella. I am also interested in cell biology and explore infections as a tool to obtain a better understanding of cell functions in both physiological and pathological contexts.
I previously carried out a Marie Curie-funded post-doctoral training at the Imperial College London and a Marie Curie-funded PhD in the FishForPharma network, at Leiden University, where I was awarded a PhD in Immunology and Microbiology, defending a thesis entitled "Exploitation of host chemokine signalling by pathogenic Mycobacteria".
I obtained a MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a BSc in Molecular and Computational Biology from Salerno University.
MSc, PG Dip and PG Cert: Infectious Diseases
IDM 202 Nutrition and Infection
Distance Learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqkp2OXfoyY&feature=youtu.be
Shigella pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance; Zebrafish animal model