C. Joaquin Caceres
Short Bio: C. Joaquin Caceres obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Santiago, Chile) during 2017. Joaquin’s doctoral work was focused in non-canonical protein synthesis mechanism in Retroviruses and other RNA viruses. Joaquin’s doctoral work was focused on non-canonical protein synthesis mechanism in Retroviruses and other RNA viruses. Joaquin joined the Rajao- Perez laboratory in 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and he has been working in the development of vaccine platforms for avian, swine, and human influenza.
Teaching Experience: Lectureer in several courses related to microbiology, virology, and eukaryotic gene expression for undergrad and graduate students.
Research Interests: The scientific areas of interest are related to different aspects of virology like development of vaccines, immune response, viral transmission, gene expression, and antiviral compounds.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Santiago, Chile) during 2017
PhD in Microbiology at the University of Chile (Santiago, Chile) during 2017
Caceres CJ, Angulo J, Lowy F, Contreraa N, Walters B, Olivares E, Allouce D, Merviel A, Pino K, Sargueil B, Thompson SR, Lopez-Lastra M. Non-canconical translation initiation of the splices mRNA encoding the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 basic leucine zipper protein. Nucleic Acids Research. 2018. Vol 46. p11030-11047
Rivas V, Barrera A, Pino K, Nunez R, Caceres CJ, Lopez-Lastra M Soza A. Hepatitis A outbreak since November 2016 affecting men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chile connected to the current outbreak in Europe, situation up to October 2017. Euro Surveill. 2018. Vol 23(9).
Cacere CJ, Angulo J, Contreras N, Pino K, Vera-Otarola J, Lopez-Lastra M. Targeting deoxyhypusine hydroxylase activity impairs cap-independent translation initiation driven by the 5’untranslated region of the HIV-1, HTLV-1, and MMTV mRNAs. Antiviral Research. 2016. Vol 134. p 192-206.
Cavajal F, Vallejos M, Walters BA, Contrera N, Hertz MI, Oliveras E, Caceres CJ, Pino K, Letelier A, Thompson SR, Lopez-Lastra M. Structural domains within the HIV-1 mRNA and the ribosomal protein S25 influence cap-independent translation initiation. FEBSJournal. 2016. Vol 283. p2508-2527.
Caceres CJ, Contrera N, Angulo J, Vera-Otarola J, Pino-Ajenjo C, Llorian, M, Ameur M, Lisboa F, Pino K, Lowy F, Sargueil B, Lopez-Lastra M. Polypyrimidine tract-binding protein binds to the 5′ untranslated region of the mouse mammary tumor virus mRNA and stimulates cap-independent translation initiation. FEBS Journal. 2016. Vol 283. p 1880-1901.
Oliveras E, Landry DM, Caceres CJ, Pino K, Rossi F, Navarrete C, Huidobro-Toro JP, Thompson SR, Lopez-Lastra M. The 5′ untranslated region of the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 mRNA enables cap-independent translation initiation untranslated region of the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 mRNA enables cap-independent translation initiation. Journal of Virology. 2014. Vol 88. p 5936-5955