Dr. Andrea Rópolo received his Ph.D. from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina in 2001 and then subsequently performed her post-doctoral training studying different aspect of the antigenic variation process in Giardia, a parasitic protozoan of humans and other vertebrates and a major source of waterborne disease worldwide. Dr. Rópolo currently serves as an Investigator in the Laboratory of Microbiology and Immunology in the Ferreyra Research Institute of Córdoba, Argentina. She is also Assistant Professor in the National University of Córdoba. His current researches focus on epigenetic mechanisms involved in the biology of the parasite Giardia lamblia. Particularly, her team wants to understand how the SUMOylation of proteins and the deimination (citrullination) of arginines regulate growth and cyst differentiation in Giardia. She also leads the production of monoclonal antibodies against recombinant proteins, peptides and native proteins in the Ferreyra Research Institute for diagnosis or basic studies.