Javier Campos-Gomez joined Southern Research in 2012 as a research associate biologist. His main research interest is in the field of infectious diseases, where he is focused on developing bacteriophage based therapies to treat or prevent viral and bacterial infectious diseases. This includes engineering filamentous phages for targeting and containing multidrug resistant and reemerging bacterial diseases and the use of phages as platforms to display antigens of important pathogens with vaccines purposes.
Campos-Gomez is also interested in developing novel approaches for finding new drugs targeting unexplored virulence factors using high-throughput screening resources. His current research at SR covers the field of molecular biology of filamentous phages and biofilm formation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, with the goal of developing a phage therapy against this opportunistic pathogen.
Campos-Gomez received his doctorate in molecular biology from the University of Havana, Cuba, in 2004. He completed two postdoctoral studies in the field of bacteriology with professors Frits Mooi and Fernando de la Cruz in the RIVM Institute, The Netherlands, and the University of Cantabria, Spain, respectively. He is a member of the American Society for Virology and the American Society of Microbiology.