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Lucia Elena Alvarado-Arnez

Country of origin: Bolivia Currently in: Bolivia, Cochabamba General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2012 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
2006 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Management and Coordination of research projects in Unifranz University. Manuscript evaluation for publication in local and international journals. Training of Faculty Members in research related aspects: scientific writing, statistical analysis, R4L resources

Research Keywords: 
Human genetics
Immunology of infectious diseases
Public Health
Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
genetic epidemiology

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Cubillos-Angulo, J. M., Arriaga, M. B., Melo, M. G. M., Silva, E. C., Alvarado-Arnez, L. E., de Almeida, A. S., … Andrade, B. B. (2019). Polymorphisms in Interferon Pathway Genes and Risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Contacts of Tuberculosis Cases in Brazil. International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases, S1201-9712(19)30486-2.
List of publications

2. Escalera-Antezana, J. P., Lizon-Ferrufino, N. F., Maldonado-Alanoca, A., Alarcón-De-la-Vega, G., Alvarado-Arnez, L. E., Balderrama-Saavedra, M. A., … Rodríguez-Morales, A. J. (2020). Clinical features of the first cases and a cluster of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Bolivia imported from Italy and Spain. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 101653.

3. Rodriguez-Morales, A. J., Cardona-Ospina, J. A., Gutiérrez-Ocampo, E., Villamizar-Peña, R., Holguin-Rivera, Y., Escalera-Antezana, J. P., … Sah, R. (2020). Clinical, laboratory and imaging features of COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 101623.

4. Escalera-Antezana, J. P., Rodriguez-Villena, O. J., Arancibia-Alba, A. W., Alvarado-Arnez, L. E., Bonilla-Aldana, D. K., & Rodríguez-Morales, A. J. (2020). Clinical features of fatal cases of Chapare virus hemorrhagic fever originating from rural La Paz, Bolivia, 2019: A cluster analysis. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 101589.

5. Ferreira, L. M. R., Carosso, G. A., Montellano Duran, N., Bohorquez-Massud, S. V, Vaca-Diez, G., Rivera-Betancourt, L. I., … Mostajo-Radji, M. A. (2019). Effective participatory science education in a diverse Latin American population. Palgrave Communications, 5(1), 11.

6. Rodriguez-Morales, A. J., Ramirez-Vallejo, E., Alvarado-Arnez, L. E., Paniz-Mondolfi, A., Zambrano, L. I., & Ko, A. I. (2019, June). Fatal Zika virus disease in adults: A critical reappraisal of an under-recognized clinical entity. International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Canada.

7. Alvarado-Arnez, Lucia E L.E., & Escalera-Antezana, J. P. J. P. (2018). Zika infection in pregnancy: Follow up and outcomes, where are all the data? Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease.

8. Alvarado-Arnez, Lucia Elena L.E., Batista, A. M. A. M., Alves, S. M. S. M., Melo, G., Maria, V., Lorena, B. De, … Lannes-Vieira, J. (2018). Single nucleotide polymorphisms of cytokine-related genes and association with clinical outcome in a Chagas disease case-control study from Brazil. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, 113(6), 1–12.

9. Sales-Marques, C., Cardoso, C. C., Alvarado-Arnez, L. E., Illaramendi, X., Sales, A. M., Hacker, M. D. A., … Moraes, M. O. (2017). Genetic polymorphisms of the IL6 and NOD2 genes are risk factors for inflammatory reactions in leprosy. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(7).

10. Alvarado-Arnez, Lucia Elena L.E., Amaral, E. P. E. P., Sales-Marques, C., Durães, S. M. B. S. M. B., Cardoso, C. C. C. C., Sarno, E. N. E. N., … Moraes, M. O. M. O. (2015). Association of IL10 polymorphisms and leprosy: A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 10(9), 1–13.

11. Alvarado Arnez, L. E. L. E., Venegas, E. N. E. N., Ober, C., & Thompson, E. E. E. E. (2011). Sequence variation in the IL4 gene and resistance to Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Bolivians. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 127(1).

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Planning, development and evaluation of research projects. Activities to strengthen research initiatives amongst Faculty teachers and students. Teaching in Masters graduate Program for Microbiology, Virology and Diagnostics.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Institut Pasteur, France Human Population Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology
2016 Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, MDC, Germany Genetic Association Course
2008 .Universidad Nacional de San Martin, UNSAN, Argentina (Distance course) Toxicology and target organ toxicity

Presentation given

Differential expression of Type I IFN signaling pathway genes in Hepatitis C patients treated with Pegylated Interferon plus ribavirin
Gothenburg- Sweden
Event: 52nd ESHG Annual Meeting
Novel Genetic Markers Associated with Leprosy Susceptibility in a Group of Incident Household Contacts from Brazil
Event: 19th International Leprosy Congress
Measuring population stratification in the Brazilian population. How accurate can we be?
San Diego, California-USA
Event: 64th Annual ASHG Meeting
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Nov 2015
7th Medical Innovation Service Award. SANOFI
Top three researches in the Tropical Medicine Category. No monetary funds involved.