Dr. Gustavo Espinoza-Vergara is an Associate Researcher in the lab led by Associate Professor Diane McDougald at The ithree Institute (Infection, Inmunology and Innovation), University of Technology Sydney. The lab investigates the drivers and consequences of bacterial stresses, including interaction with higher organisms with a main focus on the mechanisms of survival and persistence of pathogens in the environment and the impact on virulence and pathogenicity in the host.
Espinoza-Vergara, G, Hoque, MM, McDougald, D & Noorian, P 2020, 'The Impact of Protozoan Predation on the Pathogenicity of Vibrio cholerae', FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, vol. 11.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Espinoza-Vergara, G, Noorian, P, Silva-Valenzuela, CA, Raymond, BBA, Allen, C, Hoque, MM, Sun, S, Johnson, MS, Pernice, M, Kjelleberg, S, Djordjevic, SP, Labbate, M, Camilli, A & McDougald, D 2019, 'Vibrio cholerae residing in food vacuoles expelled by protozoa are more infectious in vivo', Nature Microbiology, vol. 4, no. 12, pp. 2466-2474.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Dinamarca, A, Orellana, L, Aguirre, J, Baeza, P, Espinoza Vergara, G, Canales, C & Ojeda, J 2014, 'Biodesulphurization of dibenzothiophene and gas oil using a bioreactor containing a catalytic bed with Rodococcus rodochrous immobilized on silica', Biotechnology Letters, vol. 36, pp. 1649-1652.
Dinamarca, A, Rojas, A, Baeza, P, Espinoza Vergara, G, Ibacache-Quiroga, C & Ojeda, J 2014, 'Optimizing the biodesulfurization of gas oil by adding surfactants to immobilized cell systems', Fuel, vol. 116, pp. 237-241.
Ibacache-Quiroga, C, Ojeda, J, Espinoza Vergara, G, Olivero, P, Cuellar, M & Dinamarca, A 2013, 'The hydrocarbon-degrading marine bacterium Cobetia sp. strain MM1IDA2H-1 produces a biosurfactant that interferes with quorum sensing of fish pathogens by signal hijacking', Microbial Biotechnology, vol. 6, pp. 394-405.
Espinoza Vergara, G, Noorian, P, Silva-Valenzuela, C, Sun, S, Kjelleberg, S, Camilli, A & McDougald, D 2018, 'Protozoan egested food vacuoles are an unrecognized vector for the transmission of cholera', International Society for Microbial Ecology Meeting (ISME-17), Leipzig.