dr. Claudia Mariela Brenis Gomez (MD)

CRIG member


Doctoral fellow- Lab for Immunoregulation and Mucosal Immunology (Inflammation Research Center VIB Gent)
Principal investigators: prof. Bart Lambrecht(PhD) and dr. Martijn Schuijs (PhD)


Research focus

My research is focus on understanding the relationship between type 2 immunity, cancer, and metastatic dissemination to the lungs, which is especially important for the ever growing population of patients suffering from allergies and asthma. Although it is becoming clear that type 2 inflammation plays a critical role in tumorigenesis, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms are not completely understood. We set out to unravel the complex interplay between innate and adaptive immune cells and the stroma and how this creates a favorable niche for disseminated cancer cells to establish metastatic foci.


  • Master in Science: Madrid Complutense University, Madrid, Spain (2020-2021)
  • Medical Bachelor Degree: University of Las Americas Puebla, Puebla, Mexico (2013-2019)
  • Awards: Pfizer/Amfem Award for Academic Excellence (2019)

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Center for Inflammation Research Unit of Immunoregulation and Mucosal Immunology,
    UGent-VIB Research Building FSVMI, Technologiepark 71,
    9052 Ghent (Zwijnaarde)
  • Claudia Mariela Brenis Gomez is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks