Irene Salinas

Photo: Irene Salinas

Associate Professor

Associate Chair

Email: 
isalinas@unm.edu
Phone: 
505-277-0039
Office: 
Castetter Hall 2564
Education: 
Ph.D. (Cell Biology) University of Murcia, Spain
 
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Research Area(s)

Comparative Biology,  Immunology,  Microbial Pathogenesis,  Vertebrate Biology

Research Interests:

Dr. Salinas' laboratory investigates the evolution of mucosal immune systems in vertebrates with a focus on host-microbiota interactions. She is a comparative immunologist, passionate about the use of non-model organisms to understand the diversity of immune systems on earth. Her recent work on fish nasal immunity also sparked an interest in neuroimmune communication in the olfactory-brain axis which she investigates in the context of olfactory detection of viral pathogens. Dr. Salinas is actively involved in implementing initiatives that make academia a more inclusive environment.