Dr Anselmo Jiro Kamada

Research Interests

My pronouns are he/him

Ancient episodes of host-viral interactions shaped the evolutionary history of all known living organisms, and tracing back molecular fingerprints in the host germline have been a key strategy to clarify how distinct populations/species adapted to viral challenges. My research interests are focused on diversity of host immune genes and endogenous viral elements (EVE) to unveil their role in viral infections and novel physiological functions. In order to achieve that, I will screen for EVE-derived genes from vertebrate species and infer function from selected candidates using in vitro & in vivo experimental models.