Daniel Limonta, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Alberta
Daniel Limonta, M.D., Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology and the Department of Cell Biology, both at the University of Alberta. Limonta received his M.D. with honors at the Havana School of Medicine. He earned an M.Sc. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Limonta completed his clinical microbiology residency and virology Ph.D. at the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine in Havana, Cuba, in 2014. After finishing his Ph.D., Limonta obtained a postdoctoral fellowship in the Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions competition for Postgraduate Fellowships. Limonta spent the summer of 2014 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as Visiting Professor at the Kuvin Center for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases. In 2014, he was honored to be elected as Young Affiliate Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences based in Trieste, Italy, and he is the first Young Affiliate Fellow elected from Cuba to this academy. The main topic of Limonta's research has been dengue virus for almost 10 years.