Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Claudio Cortes

Contact Information:

Office: 456 O'Dowd Hall
Phone: 248- 370-3674
cortes@oakland.edu


Specialties:

immunology


Education:

Ph.D., Molecular and Cell Biology and Neurosciences, 

D.V.M., Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Livestock Sciences, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile


Research Interests:

Education techniques; the role of medical students in parenting education; complement system, host-pathogen interaction, and CTL immune response to pathogens.


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Claudio Cortes D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Immunology in the Department of
Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Cortes joined the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in June 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. He teaches Immunology to M1-M2 students.

Prior to joining OUWB School of Medicine, Dr. Cortes worked at Medical University of Americas and University of Toledo College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cell Biology and Neurosciences, as well as his D.V.M. from the University of Chile in Santiago (1996). He is a member of the Chilean Immunology Society (SOCHIN), the American Society of Immunologists (AAI) and the International Complement Society (ICS).

In collaboration with University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Cortes is working to determine the role of complement system and platelet-monocyte/aggregation in atherosclerosis. His other research includes working to generate software to enhance the education of medical students at OUWB, as well as creating a program in parenting education, in which medical students participate in education and research initiatives in medically underserved areas.