The team has received many students from different universities and has also mentored youngsters in scientific research.

2022 has been a very active year. Our team has received high school students, JULIA Program, Networking Program, Florida State University, Universidad Latina de Panamá, Catholic University USMA from Chitré, are some of the students that received classes and training.

SENACYT program called JULIA which aimed to link young students with great scientists and learn about their different projects, in which she was mentored by Dr. Carmenza Spadafora.

Betzaida Domínguez with her JULIA mentor Carmenza Spadafora .
Ana Patricia Valencia with her JULIA mentor Dr. Lorena Coronado
From left to right: Claudia Villalobos, Dr. Carmenza Spadafora, Betzaida Domínguez, Dr. Lorena Coronado, Ana Valencia
Students from Florida State University’s biology course, guided by Professor Mirella Martínez, receive basic training in molecular biology from Jafeth Carrasco. This as part of the agreement signed between FSU and INDICASAT.
Dr Carmenza Spadafora with Dr. Maytee Zambrano at the first Encounter of SENACYT Program NETWORKING R+D for University of Panama Students and local researchers.
Students from Catholic University USMA from Chitré received training in cellular and molecular biology techniques by Jafeth Carrasco
Florida State University students.

INDICASAT AIP Malaria Team: innovation to cure the disease

From left to right: Lorena Pineda, Carmenza Spadafora, Patrick Padmore, Lorena Coronado, Evelin Alaín.

There are ideas that can change the world and people´s histories, but it all needs believing in them.

When the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched phase I of the Exploration projects, Dr. Carmenza Spadafora received a call that would chart new paths in research based on novel proposals.

The year was 2008. Dr. José A. Stoute, her mentor and with whom she worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research at Silver Spring and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, calls her and asks her to think about a common idea regarding this call.

Dr. Spadafora, during her postdoc, had used a technique that employs the paramagnetism of malaria parasites to collect them using a magnet…

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