Patricio L. Acosta, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Patricio L. Acosta, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Hospital de Niños Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez

Dr. Acosta is a Professor at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council, CONICET (Argentina) and at the School of Medicine – Universidad de Buenos Aires. He received his M.Sc. with concentration in genetics from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste and his doctorate in immunopathology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires with the highest honors (summa cum laude). Dr. Acosta's research interests include understanding the pathogenesis of respiratory viruses and the host immune response to viral infection, particularly in low-income pediatric populations. His principal aim is to develop research initiatives that translate laboratory findings into interventions with direct impact on the welfare of children. He has received among other distinctions, awards and recognitions from the Argentine Chamber of deputies, Argentine Senate, ISID, etc. In 2016, received the Young Investigator Award from the Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology.