Training Years: 2013-2014
Training Site: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)
Mentor: Mirko Zimic, PhD
Title: The concentrations of MMPs on lung tissue are correlated with blood and induced samples among TB patients
Project Objectives: Our Hypothesis is the concentrations of MMPs On lung tissue are correlated with blood and induced samples among TB patients. If Our hypothesis is correct, then considering the differences in concentrations among TB And non‐TB patients, it is possible to use surrogate markers as blood and/or sputum MMPs Concentrations to diagnose TB.
Aim 1: To Evaluate the correlation between lung tissue MMPs Concentrations and blood and induced sputum samples among TB patients.
Aim 2: To Evaluate sensitivity and specificity of MMPs Concentrations on blood and Induced Sputum for TB diagnosis
NIH Support: Fogarty fellowship postdoctoral training award