Dr. Eglys González
Obtained her Bachelors degree in Bioanalysis from the University of Carabobo in Venezuela and her Doctorate in Microbiology from the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas – IVIC). During her PhD studies and subsequent Post-doctoral work she worked with Trypanosomatid parasites, specifically with T. cruzi and Leishmania spp. in vitro and in vivo in murine model. Dr. González was the Research Coordinator of Fundación Jacinto Convit, during the years 2013-2015, participating in the planification of the FJC’s headquarter, and then became a scientific adviser to the Foundation. Today leads the international efforts as the International Representative of the Jacinto Convit World Organization based in Germany.
Her past experiences include working in the Laboratory of Parasite Physiology at the Center of Biophysics and Biochemistry at IVIC, and the Laboratory of Parasite Enzymology at the University of Los Andes, both located in Venezuela. She was a fellow of the Center for Advanced Studies at IVIC, and FONACIT (National Fund for Science, Technology and Innovation) in the area of agricultural technology. Dr. González is specialized in Biochemistry and Molecular Parasitology, with various related publications. In the recent years she has gained experience in cancer immunotherapy focusing on Dr. Convit’s cancer vaccine, with one peer reviewed article.