Antonio Serapio-Palacios

Antonio is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Finlay lab. He received a B.Sc. degree in Clinic Chemistry in 2009 from the Bioanalysis Faculty at Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico). He then moved to the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN) in Mexico City and finished his M.Sc degree in Cell Biology in 2011. He continued his Ph.D. study in Cell Biology under the guidance of Dr. Fernando Navarro at the CINVESTAV-IPN where his research project was focused on the characterization of cell death induce by EspC and Pet, two autotransporter proteins secreted by diarrheagenic Escherichia coli pathotypes. Antonio was awarded his Ph.D. degree in 2016. After four months as Research Assistant at CINVESTAV-IPN, he moved to Vancouver to work on the role of pathogenic E. coli type III effectors and how they affect host cellular response, and determining how this relates to disease.

Interesting Facts: He enjoys swimming, running and dancing Latin rhythms.

Contact Info: antonio.serapio@msl.ubc.ca