Olga Chuquimia

Research engineer

About me

I work with Natalia Rivera in her research project focused on elucidating the molecular mechanism behind the pathogenesis of the inmmune -mediated diseases, sarcoidosis and rheumatoid arthritis using immunology and molecular biology tools as well as Biobanking and Clinical research laboratory experience.

Research description

The research is focused on the genomics and functional studies in autoimmune diseases, particularly sarcoidosis and rheumatoid arthritis to understand the genetic factors for both diseases and to identify their functional implication in disease pathogenesis using epigenetic methods such as histone modification marks in immune cells from patients affected by both diseases.

Additionally, to support the consortium MESARGEN - Multi-Ethnic Sarcoidosis Consortium for Genetic Studies led by Natalia Rivera from Johan Grunewald's Lung research Lab at Karolinska Instituted with the aim to identify clinical biomarkers and molecular targets that can be utilized in the clinic.