1960-1970

With his team, he begins experimental research with the Mycobacterium leprae. Dr. Convit inoculates the bacteria in experimental animals to perform differentiation studies and identify the immune and cellular response to the presence of the bacteria in the same. They identify that in leprosy patients the immune system does not adequately respond to the infection and therefore the bacteria cannot be eliminated. Knowing this, they perform immunotherapy assays in search of immunological improvements in the patients and try to induce the immune system to respond against the infecting bacteria.
Additionally, they perform research on the evaluation and identification of the immune response in patients with leishmaniasis.