Danillo Augusto

University of California, San Francisco

I earned a Ph.D. in Genetics in one of the best universities in Latin America. As a postdoctoral researcher, I trained in leading institutions in Brazil and the U.S., such as the National Cancer Institute/NIH and Harvard Medical School. In 2016, I was laureated with the most prestigious award from the Brazilian Society of Genetics, which recognizes young geneticists developing a solid career and building a strong record of relevant scientific contributions. I currently serve as Associate Editor for the journals Human Immunology and PLoS ONE, and as Guest Editor for Frontiers in Immunology. I am also a Co-Chair of the KIR Anthropology component of the 18th International Histocompatibility Workshop. I currently hold the position of Assistant Researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. With vast experience in broad genetics and a specialization in immunogenetics, my strength is deciphering the variation of particularly complex gene families, specifically those encoding natural killer cell receptors and human leukocyte antigens (HLA).