Blacksburg, Va., Feb. 18, 2014 -- Raquel Hontecillas has been recognized as Scholar of the Week by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

 
Raquel Hontecillas, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech

 

Hontecillas leads immunology experimentation as a co-director of the Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens. Her main area of expertise is in mucosal immunology related to infectious and immune-mediated diseases.

She has been involved in creating new computational models to study H. pylori, a leading bacterial cause of stomach ulcers that has been connected with cancer.

Read more about her work on H. pylori here.

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Tiffany L Trent
540-231-6822
ttrent@vt.edu

February 18, 2014