Dr. Susan Bueno is an Associated Investigator of the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy. She earned her Medical Technologist degree at the Universidad de Chile in 1999 and her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the Universidad de Chile in 2004. Subsequently she made her post-doctoral training at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile during the years 2004-2007. As part of her scientific training, Dr. Susan Bueno has made research stays at Texas A & M University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York University. Since 2007 Dr. Susan Bueno is Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In November 2013 Dr. Bueno was promoted to Associate Professor and currently heads the Laboratory of Microbial Pathogenesis.
Her research interests are infectious diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria, host-pathogen interaction, generation of vaccines against infectious agents, generation of diagnostic methods for viral, microbial genetics and lateral gene transfer. These research projects are financed with funds from the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy, FONDECYT, FONDEF and CORFO.