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Valeria Montoya

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   B.S., 2016, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Stockton University
   Advisor: Adrianus van der Velden
   Email: Valeria.Montoya@stonybrook.edu

Research Interests

Study the molecular mechanisms involved in host-pathogen interactions, and pathogenesis in immune-deficient hosts. I am also interested in the mechanisms that have evolved to evade host immune responses, which may not only be relevant to the eradication of infection, but may shed light on the development of other diseases such as cancer.


Stawowczyk, M., Naseem, S., Montoya, V., Baker, D.P., Konopka, J., and Reich, N.C. (2018). Pathogenic effects of IFIT2 and Interferon-b during fatal systemic Candida albicans infection. mBio 9: e00365-18.

Honors and Awards

W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, 2016-2021