Dolores (AKA: Dolores Garcia de Van Aken) received a Master’s in Biotechnology degree from Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and later earned her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Davis in 2006. For more than fifteen years, she used her creativity and grant writing skills along with meticulous work to advance our understanding of complex scientific problems, such as the molecular mechanisms that drive neurodegeneration. She joined The Jackson Laboratory in 2012 as a Technical Information Scientist and now manages scientific content generation and support. She enjoys creating engaging scientific content regarding how to use mouse models for research and about current biomedical topics through a variety of media.
A cure for HIV seems unlikely until we find efficient ways to evict latent viral DNA camouflaged in patients’ own genomes. Researchers are using CRISPR strategies to protect the immune system from relentless HIV attacks and also to carefully eradicate their dormant viruses.
The NSG-SGM3 mouse is a revolutionary in vivo model that allows exceptional engraftment of human tissues including hematopoietic cells. Learn which human cytokines support remarkable engraftment of diverse hematopoietic lineages, primary human AML samples and multiple cancer types compared to other existing models.
Every day we carry around 10 times more microbial cells than our own. The makeup of our microbes is explaining why people with certain lifestyles are at risk for developing obesity, asthma and other common Western diseases.
Researchers are finding new ways to boost the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells. If you are new to Immuno-Oncology, here are the 5 terms you need to know to catch up on what’s going on in this very exciting field.
Although millions of people are currently infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, there isn’t an effective vaccine to control it. Two new mouse models show great potential to screen antivirals and vaccines to stop Zika’s outrageous transmission.
Learn how mouse research was conducted during the Space Shuttle Program era and the advantages of having a Rodent Research Facility in the ISS. Recent advances bring great promise to protect astronauts and people with serious health conditions on Earth.