Paula Zamora

Paula Zamora

My name is Paula Zamora and I am from Santiago, Chile. I studied Biochemistry in Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, where I obtained my BS degree and a Professional Biochemist degree. I am enrolled in the IGP Program and my interest areas are related to pathogenesis of microbial diseases. I joined the Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PMI) department and I am working towards my PhD degree in Microbiology and Immunology. I am working in Terry Dermody's lab where we study the molecular pathogenesis of mammalian reovirus and Chikungunya virus infections. I make the best decision joining this lab and this department; and I am sure that I will receive a great training for becoming an independent scientist.

This is my first time living in another country and in a small city, so it has been very different from what I was used to. People in Nashville are so nice; everyone seems to take care about you. This city has a very good atmosphere and if you enjoy nature you will be delighted with all the beautiful places that are around here. I am hoping to take the best of this experience, meet a lot of people, make contact networks and enjoy all the opportunities that Vanderbilt offers to their students.

 

Publications:

Fernández de Castro I, Zamora PF, Ooms L, Fernández JJ, Lai CM, Mainou BA, Dermody TS, Risco C.  Correction for Fernández de Castro et al., Reovirus Forms Neo-Organelles for Progeny Particle Assembly within Reorganized Cell Membranes.  MBio. 2015 Jan 27;6(1). pii: e02529-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02529-14.