De la Fuente, Jose


Jose de la Fuente

Professor of the Higher Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) and head of the Genomics, Proteomics & Biotechnology group at SaBio in the Institute for Game and Wildlife Research (IREC), Spain, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, U.S.A. He graduated in Physics at Moscow State University and University of Havana. His research career has been developed in Switzerland (Institute for Molecular Biology I, ETH, University of Zurich), Cuba (Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana), United States (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater) and Spain (IREC, Ciudad Real).

Dr. de la Fuente has over 30 years experience in research, education and as Principal Investigator in research projects. His research focuses on the study of the host-vector-pathogen molecular interactions, and translation of this basic information into development of effective vaccines and other interventions for the control of infectious diseases affecting human and animal health worldwide. His research has contributed to the development, registration and commercialization of the first vaccine for the control of cattle tick infestations, characterization of Anaplasma membrane proteins involved in the interaction with tick and vertebrate host cells, discovery and characterization of tick Subolesin, a conserved protein involved in the regulation of innate immune response and other biological processes with protective capacity as a tick vaccine, application of systems biology to the characterization of vector-host-pathogen molecular interactions to understand the mechanisms involved in pathogen infection, multiplication and transmission, and vaccine development, and identification of biomarkers for diagnosis and control of human neurological and allergic infectious diseases.

Dr. de la Fuente serves as Associate Editor for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. Recent awards include Pfizer Award for Research Excellence, CVHS, Oklahoma State University, USA (2007), and Senior Researcher Award for the outstanding contribution to the field of ticks and tick-borne pathogens, TTP9, Cairns, Australia (2017). His publications and bibliometric parameters can be found in Google scholar: and ResearchGate: