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Marta Bonilla

Marta Bonilla studied Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2014 as Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at the Veterinary Medicine School of the National University of Costa Rica (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica - UNA) with cum laude. The title of her thesis was "Prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Anaplasma platys in blood and ticks of dogs visiting public parks of Costa Rica". Afterwards, she was a member in the master program “Tropical Diseases from the Regional Postgraduate in Tropical Veterinary Sciences” of the National University of Costa Rica (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica - UNA). In May 2018 she received her degree Master of Science (M.Sc) with cum laude. The title of her thesis was “Detection of antibodies against Trypanosoma cruzi in canines of Costa Rica and evaluation of new cases of canine trypanosomiasis in the community of Getsemaní in Heredia”.

She worked during her Bachelor and Master studies in the Laboratory of Entomology, Population Medicine Program (MEDPOB), participating in projects on infectious, zoonotic and vector borne diseases. Since July 2018 Marta is a PhD student in the Infection Biochemistry research group at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. She is supervised by Prof. Dr. Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede and Nicole de Buhr, PhD within the PhD program “Animal Zoonotic Infections”. In her project she investigates the host-pathogen interaction in swine, with a focus on bacterial infections and neutrophil extracellular trap formation (NETs) in pigs. 

Contact
Tel.:+49 511 953-8788
Fax.:+49 511 953-8585
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