Arroyo Verástegui Rossana PhD

Dra. Rossana Arroyo Verátegui

Arroyo Verástegui Rossana PhD

Current position: Full Professor 3D and Head of the Department
Present adscription: Department of Infectomics and Molecular Pathogenesis. Cinvestav, IPN, Mexico.       
Address: Av. IPN, No. 2508, San Pedro Zacatenco. CP. 07360
Phone number: +52 (55) 5747 3376
Academic Profile

B.Sc. Chemist-Pharmaceutic-Biologist, Universidad de Guadalajara, 1981
Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Cinvestav, 1987

Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI): Level II

Research topicsRepresentative publicationsPatent registrationHonors and Awards

Our research activities are directed toward defining the molecular pathogenesis of the sexually transmitted infectious agent Trichomonas vaginalis.

Elucidation of the biological function followed by immunochemical and molecular characterization of specific adhesins and cysteine proteinases as virulence factors is emphasized.

Study of the Trichomonas vaginalis interaction with cells from the male urogenital tract is a collaborative work.

The molecular mechanisms of iron gene regulation at the transcriptional and posttranscriptional level are investigated.

Finally, our basic research is directing us to the identification of distinct molecules as potential biomarkers for trichomonosis diagnosis and drug targeting for this sexually transmitted disease.