Ledicia Botas Pérez
Ledicia Botas Pérez studied a BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Navarre.
During the last year, as an Erasmus student at the University of Geneva, she worked on a project to generate an expression system for dual display of bispecific antibody fragments scFv on the surface of phage M13 in Dr Oliver Hartley’s lab.
She next studied an MSc in Immunology at Imperial College London.
At the National Heart and Lunch Institute at ICL, she worked on a project to study migration of eosinophils from asthmatics towards the three eotaxins CCL11, CCL24 and CCL26 via the chemokine receptor 3 (CCR3) in Dr James Pease’s lab.
Her PhD project at the NIBSC (in Dr Nicola Rose’s lab) and the University of Liverpool (Dr Miren Iturriza-Gómara’s lab) is based on a stool sample collection from a cohort of infants vaccinated with monovalent human rotavirus G1P vaccine.
She has been working on studying longitudinal rotavirus vaccine shedding and rotavirus-specific copro-IgA levels in stool.
She is also assessing the genetic stability of the vaccine virus during shedding using next-generation sequencing to characterize and identify single nucleotide polymorphism loci.