Carlos leads the Exosome Biology Laboratory based at The University of Queensland located at the Centre for Clinical Diagnostics (CCD) within UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR). His research interests include extracellular vesicles, ovarian cancer, pregnancy, preeclampsia, preterm birth and maternal obesity in pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus. Currently, Carlos holds a senior Lions Medical Research Foundation Fellowship (2016-2020).
With a Bachelor in Biochemistry with Honours in Immunology from the University of Concepcion, Chile and a Masters degree in Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, Carlos was awarded his PhD from The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in December 2012. He has completed studies at The University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas, USA), and The University of Queensland (Brisbane, QLD, Australia) in Regulation of transport systems (2010), Placental function during pregnancy (2011), and Mass Spectrometry (2012), respectively.
As an author of more than 70 journal publications and over 115 abstracts during the period of 2011-2017, Carlos established and leads the Exome Biology Laboratory in which human exosomes can be isolated, characterised and their role elucidated to evaluate their clinical utility as biomarkers of disease and therapeutic interventions.
Project: Tumour-derived exosomes as a signature of ovarian cancer – liquid biopsies as indicators of tumour progression