Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine

Iset M. Vera

Iset M. Vera, PhD

Instructor I, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine

Contact Info USF Infectious Disease Research
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MDC84
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: isetvera@usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 974-7769

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  • PhD, Microbiology & Immunology, Yeshiva University, 2010
  • MSc, Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, 2006
  • BS, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2004

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

Research Interests

  • Molecular and cell biology of intracellular pathogens
  • Parasitology/Plasmodium parasite biology
  • Pathogen-host interactions/Pathogenesis
  • Host cell defense mechanisms
  • Microbe virulence mechanisms

Recent Publications

  • Real E, Rodrigues L, Cabal G, J Enguita, Mancio-Silva L, Mello-Vieira J, Beatty W, Vera IM, et al. Plasmodium UIS3 sequesters host LC3 to avoid elimination by autophagy in hepatocytes Nature Microbiology. 3: 17-25, 2018.
  • Mancio-Silva L, Clavic K, Grilo Ruivo MT, Grosso AR, Modrzynska KK, Vera IM et al. Nutrient sensing modulates malaria parasite virulence Nature. 13(5477) : 213-216, 2017.
  • Vera I*, Ruivo M*,Sales-Dias J, Meireles P, Gural N, Bhatia S, Mota MM, Mancio-Silva L Host AMPK is a modulator of Plasmodium liver infection. Cell Reports. 16: 2539–2545, 2016.