Rodrigo Guabiraba

PhD, "Infection and innate immunity in monogastric livestock" team member


My research focuses on identifying and characterizing early mediators of inflammation and the role of the intestinal microbiota in the chicken innate immune response to influenza virus. Host’s effector mechanisms necessary to deal with infection are not necessarily the same that will exacerbate inflammation and drive disease.
We aim to provide solid rationale on how mediators of inflammation produced by (or acting on) chicken epithelial and immune cells are regulated and contribute to optimal viral clearance or to unwanted inflammation.
We are interested as well in deciphering the crosstalk between metabolites of the microbiota and immune cells along the gut-lung axis in the chicken

Other activities

> member of the Ethics Committee in Animal Experimentation Val-de-Loire;
> invited speaker in the Masters « Infectiologie, Immunologie, Vaccinologie et Biomédicaments » (I2VB) of University of Tours.

Contact details


Rodrigo Guabiraba
INRAE Val de Loire
UMR ISP - 213
37380 - Nouzilly
33(0)2 47 42 73 10
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Modification date: 23 January 2024 | Publication date: 15 February 2017 | By: Rodrigo Guabiraba