Fundación Jacinto Convit

Staff


Members

Honorary Founding Member

Dr. Jacinto Convit †

Founding Members

Ana Federica Convit Ramón Escovar Rafael José Convit

Mónica Vásquez Andrés Carrasquero Ana Graciela Convit

Board of Directors

Rafael José Convit Ramón Escovar Andrés Carrasquero

Secretary General

Ana Federica Convit

    Ana Federica Convit completed her undergraduate studies at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, where she excelled as a member of the Women's Honor Society and Model United Nations for her leadership. She was employed in the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation in New York for eight years, in the areas of Private Banking and Foreign Exchange for institutional clients such as the central banks of several Latin American countries. Her commitment to Venezuela and her dedication to the work of her grandfather, Dr. Jacinto Convit, led her back to her country to engage in public service and work with her grandfather. In 2010 she founded the Civil Association for the Development of Cancer Immunotherapy to finance Dr. Convit's research on his autovaccine for this disease. At the same time, she obtained a Masters degree in Public Management at IESA. In 2012 she established the Jacinto Convit Foundation, which is responsable for preserving her grandfather's legacy, in addition to promoting and expanding his research and social projects. In 2015 she receives the distinction as one of the 50 most influential alumni in IESA. In 2016 she inaugurates the Foundation's headquarters, a non-profit Scientific Research Center that is at the service of public health, a project that was completed based on donations from local and multinational companies as well as the public sector.

Administration and Support

Management
Nora Josefina López
Human talent
Carmen Helena Velasco
Communications
Andrea Carolina Abreu
Recruitment Specialist
and Institutional Relations

General services
Carlos Holguin
Documentary research
Ignacio Javier Moreno
Supervision of Works
Rafael José Convit
Translations
Marie José Alsina

González Gómez
Asesores Contables
Accounting
González Gómez Asesores Contables
Legal Counsel
ESCG Abogados
Web Management
Nexus Radical
Information Technology
SupraBT

Researchers

Dra. María Duarte
Research Coordinator

    Obtained her undergraduate degree in Bioanalysis from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), where she was awarded the "Dr. Lorenzo Campins Ballester, UCV- Faculty of Medicine" prize for having the third best grade point average in her class. She completed her PhD studies in immunology at the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas-IVIC), where she was awarded with an "Excellence IVIC Scholarship" for her advanced studies. During her doctorate, her research was focused on the "Evaluation of the Asp299Gly and Thr399Ile polymorphism of the Toll-4 receptor gene (TLR4) in individuals with Drepanocytosis" and the "Study of the Role of Oxidized LDL in Patients with Beta-Thalassemia Major and Other Patients with Severe Chronic Hemolysis in the Susceptibility to the Development of Atherosclerosis". Dr. Duarte has participated in several trainings and scientific symposiums, both nationally and internationally, including workshops, among which we can highlight the 13th International Congress of Immunology (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2007), and the 7th Latin American Congress of Immunology (ALAI) (Cordoba, Argentina, 2005). Furthermore, she is author of various publications in indexed journals.


Dra. Yuryanni Rodríguez
Researcher III

    Obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude; she was awarded with the first place graduation and honorable mention in her thesis "Detection of mutations in genes GJB2 and GJB6, and its association with not syndromatic hereditary deafness". She completed her PhD studies at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB). During her doctoral studies, her research was focused on the "effect of the pharmacological inhibition of the restrictive silencer factor of neurons under situations of hypoxia". Additionally, she worked as a research affiliated to the Neurosciences Unit of the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA), for 10 years. Dr. Rodríguez has obtained several scholarships to participate in trainings and scientific events, both nationally and internationally, including for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience to Cognition: Clues to Understand Brain Diseases Latin American Training Program (LATP)( Uruguay, 2016), 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Washington, DC. 2017) and Computational biology oriented to drug design III from Latin American Center for Interdisciplinary Training of the Ministry of Science (Argentina, 2018). Furthermore, she is author of various publications in indexed journals.


Lic. Migdelys Alejos
Researcher II

    Obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 2011. Ms. Alejos has seven years of experience in research, she is knowledgeable in Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Oncology and Oncogenetics. Her participation in conferences include: "1stVenezuelan Congress in Science, Technology and Innovation", "XXXI National Conference of Parasitology and Research", and Extension Conference of Science Faculty UCV (2012). She has vast experience in managing specialized laboratories such as in molecular diagnostics in cancer.


Lic. Agniellys Ramírez
Researcher I

    Obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from Universidad de Carabobo in 2017. She completed her thesis on the "Study of gene mab-2275participation in Mycobacterium abscesussubsi bolletii resistance to antibiotics amikacin and clarithromycin". This work was developed in the Molecular Genetic Laboratory of Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC).





Collaborators

Investigation

    School of Medicine "José María Vargas", Universidad Central de Venezuela

      Dra. Yubisaly López. Director
      Dra. Marlyn Márquez. Veterinary Physician, Laboratory Animal Center
      José Pérez. Veterinary Technician, Laboratory Animal Center
      Mayuly Salón. Veterinary Technician, Laboratory Animal Center
      Dr. Paul Coronel. Head, Animal Research and Surgery Unit
      Dra. Oneida Bolívar. Veterinary Technician, Laboratory Animal Center
      Profa. Ingrist Alemán. Secretary, Bioethics Committee

    Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos

      Dr. Francisco Mota. Head of Service, Department of Pathology
      Dr. Augusto Pereira. Head of Service, Department of Oncology
      Dra. Luigiana Siciliano. Head of Service, Department of Infectious Diseases
      Dra. Gladys Velásquez. Coordinator, Bioethics Committee
      Dra. Mayra Oviedo, Directora
      Dra. Lisbeth Aurenty, Adjunto del Servicio de Infectología y Coordinador Comisión de Infecciones
      Maria Eugenia Rivero, Jefe del Servicio de Hematología
      Marisol Zavahra, Adjunto del Servicio de Hematología
      Susana Pachano, Adjunto del Servicio de Hematología
      Hector Garcia, Asesor Legal

    Instituto de Biomedicina Dr. Jacinto Convit

      Dra. Nadia Milani. Expert in Experimental Animals

    Instituto Nacional de Higiene Rafael Rangel

      Dr. Manuel Moya. Head of Laboratory Animal Center

    Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC)

      Dra. Izaskun Urdanibian. Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Pathology
      Dr. Victor Salazar. Head, Histology Laboratory
      Dra. Ángela Morales. Head, Laboratory Animal Center

    Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA)

      Dra. Emilia Negrón. Head, Laboratory Animal Center

    Other Institutions:

      Lic. Cristy León. Expert in Molecular Diagnostics
      Dr. Alberto Paníz Mondolfi. Medical Researcher, Pathology
      Dra. Karen Daly. Medical Researcher
      Dr. Hugo Montesinos. Engineer, Statistician
      Lic Ronick Ruiz, Bioanalista, Especialista en Ingeniería Clínica

Interns and Voluntary

Jesús Viloria
Jesús Viloria
Technology
Emma Echarry
Emma Echarry
International
Carlos Machin
Carlos Machin
Technology
Karla Rodríguez
Karla Rodríguez
Library
Raquel Herrera
Raquel Herrera
Library
Stephany Contreras
Stephany Contreras
Library
Karla Vethencourt
Karla Vethencourt
Library
Yarelis Goncalves
Yarelis Goncalves
Library
Andrea Salazar
Andrea Salazar
Library
Zachali Tarazona
Zachali Tarazona
Comunications
Alexa Miranda
Alexa Miranda
Comunications
Ruben Carrillo
Ruben Carrillo
Comunications
Edwimar Colina
Edwimar Colina
Comunications
Stepanay Machado
Stepanay Machado
Comunications
Julia Castro
Julia Castro
Research
Jesús Lima
Jesús Lima
Research
Natasha Prada
Natasha Prada
Catchment
Diana Sofía Corona
Diana Sofía Corona
Voluntary
Ana Patricia Corona
Ana Patricia Corona
Voluntary
Sofiia C. Lairet
Sofiia C. Lairet
Voluntary




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del Zulia
Universidad
Católica Andrés Bello
Universidad
Simón Bolívar


Instituto Universitario
de Diseño de
Las Mercedes
Universidad
Santa María
Universidad
Metropolitana
Universidad
de Los Ándes
Universidad
Central de Venezuela


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