Dr. Jair Lage de Siqueira-Neto

Drug Discovery, High- Throughput, High-Content Screening

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Jair Lage de Siqueira-Neto, Ph.D.

Associate Adjunct Professor
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

(858) 822-5595
Research Summary

Dr. Siqueira-Neto’s research has focused on development and implementation of screening assays to identify active molecules and natural products against parasites causing neglected tropical diseases.

Academic Achievements


B.S. in Biological Sciences (2003) University of Campinas, SP - Brazil; Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics (2007) University of Campinas, SP - Brazil; Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2009) Institut Pasteur Korea - South Korea.

Awards and Honors:

CAPES Doctorate International Internship Scholarship (2005); DNDi Partnership of the Year, New Delhi, India (2010).

Leadership Experience:

Team Leader and Drug Discovery Program Coordinator at Institut Pasteur Korea (2009-2012); Kinetoplastida Core Director from the Center for Discovery and Innovation in Parasitic Diseases, UCSF & UCSD (2013-present); Assistant Adjunct Professor at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD (2014-present).

Key Contributions
  • Development of the first High-Content Screening for Leishmania and Trypanosoma cruzi
Potential Collaborative Programs
  • Drug discovery for neglected tropical diseases
  • High-Throughput, High-Content Screening assay development