Discovering the inner fish of our immune system


Welcome to my website!

I am a fish immunologist who loves fish from a culinary, artistic and scientific perspective. I study fish because they are my passion and represent the state of our rivers, lakes and oceans is a great concern for me.
My second love is Immunology, I do not cease to be amazed by the complexity of immune systems, from bacteria to humans. My research focuses on mucosal immunity and its evolution in vertebrates. Mucosal surfaces are at the interface between hosts and the environment.

I would like to increase our concern on how important is to keep water free of industrial, agricultural and human waste. Fish and aquatic organisms have been in this planet for a lot longer than us, we need them and must preserve them.

It is YOUR call!

My research focus on the evolution of the immune system. Fish are fascinating creatures, with great biological and immunological diversity. 
I am mostly intrigued by mucosal immunology, in other words, what happens on the mucosal surfaces (skin, gills and gut) of fish in response to pathogens and also commensals. How evolutionary forces has shapes mucosal immunity is fascinating. 

We all have an INNER FISH and our immune system once evolved from fish immune system. Unravelling some of these connections is part of my scientific goal. Respecting aquatic organisms too.

All images by Irene Salinas. Please contact me if you would like to use any of them.

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