• Vanessa Sperandio, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Vanessa Sperandio is a Professor in the departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She got BS, MS and Ph.D in in the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil. She did her post-doctoral training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine,. She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2001. She was a Latin American Pew Fellow in Biomedical Sciences (1997), an Ellison Foundation New Scholar (2004), a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases (2006), and a National Academy Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow (since 2007). She is the recipient of the ASM 2015 Eli Lilly and Company-Elanco Research award, and a winner of the 2014 GSK Discovery Fast-track challenge. In 2013 she was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology..

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