University of Chile
Daniela Sauma is currently Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile. She earned her Title in Biochemistry at University of Chile in 2003, and her PhD in Sciences from the same University in 2008. Her thesis was pioneer work in the field of Immunology by studying the role of Notch signaling pathway in T cell differentiation. During her PhD thesis, she was accepted in Dr. Pear’s lab for an internship at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing her PhD, Sauma accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow in Fundación Ciencia y Vida where she worked for two years in studying the role of T helper 17 cells in the antitumor immune response. During this time, she was trained in the murine melanoma model at Dr. Noelle’s lab in Dartmouth College. Her current research focuses on the study of purinergic signaling in T cell differentiation. Daniela Sauma has been awarded the L’Oreal-UNESCO grant for Woman in Science and was selected as one of the most promising Young Leaders in her country.