Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Emory University
Fellowship Site: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fellowship Project: Biomarkers of Plasmodium vivax Malaria Severity in the Brazilian Amazon
Dr. Salinas is an Infectious Diseases fellow working with the Malaria Host Pathogen Interaction Center (MaHPIC), led by his primary mentor Dr. Mary Galinski, a research coalition involving Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Georgia. He investigates the pathogenesis of malaria using systems biology approaches and is interested in how Plasmodium vivax leads to severe disease in some individuals while not in others in endemic areas. He also plans to study the clinical and biologic differences between American travelers, recent immigrants and long term immigrants to the US presenting with imported malaria.