User:Elizabeth Suesca

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Elizabeth Suesca

Elizabeth Suesca, Ph.D.
Lab Manager
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de los Andes
Bogota, Colombia.
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As a biophysicist and Lab manager, I have acquired along my academic career the expertise to understand and create methodologies for approaching a wide range of biological problems. My research interests include the development of liposomal systems as carriers to active agents, the regulation of physical properties of bacterial membranes to study the mechanisms of antibiotics resistance, and more recently, bacteria biofilm formation and their response to external stimuli.


  • 2017, Ph.D. in Physics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá D.C, Colombia.
  • 2011, M.Sc. in Physics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá D.C, Colombia.
  • 2006, BS. in Physics, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Bogotá D.C, Colombia.


  • Múnera-Jaramillo J, López GD, Suesca E, Carazzone C, Leidy C, Manrique-Moreno M. The role of staphyloxanthin in the regulation of membrane biophysical properties in Staphylococcus aureus. Biochim Biophys Acta Biomembr. 2024 Mar;1866(3):184288. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2024.184288. Epub 2024 Jan 28. PMID: 38286247.
  • Calderón-Rivera N, Múnera-Jaramillo J, Jaramillo-Berrio S, Suesca E, Manrique-Moreno M, Leidy C. Cardiolipin Strongly Inhibits the Leakage Activity of the Short Antimicrobial Peptide ATRA-1 in Comparison to LL-37, in Model Membranes Mimicking the Lipid Composition of Staphylococcus aureus. Membranes. 2023; 13(3):304.
  • Manrique-Moreno M, Jemioła-Rzemińska M, Múnera-Jaramillo J, López G-D, Suesca E, Leidy C, Strzałka K. Staphylococcus aureus Carotenoids Modulate the Thermotropic Phase Behavior of Model Systems That Mimic Its Membrane Composition. Membranes. 2022; 12(10):945.
  • David C. Durán, César A. Hernández, Elizabeth Suesca, Rubén Acevedo, Ivón M Acosta, Diana A. Forero, Francisco E. Rozo, Juan M. Pedraza. Slipstreaming Streaming Mother Machine: A Microfluidic Device for Single-cell dynamical measurements with yeast,2020.Processes.
  • Daniel Arroyo-Ariza, Elizabeth Suesca, Chad Leidy, and John M. Gonzalez. Sulfatide-Rich Liposome Uptake by a Human-Derived Neuroblastoma Cell Line.2020.Processes.
  • Gerson-Dirceu López, Elizabeth Suesca, Gerardo Álvarez-Rivera, Adriana Rosato, Elena Ibáñez, Alejandro Cifuentes, Chad Leidy.Carotenogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus: new insights and impact on membrane biophysical properties. 2020. bioRxiv 2020.07.19.210609. Available from: doi:
  • Universidad de los Andes (2018) Patent. Liposomas con bacteriófagos encapsulados NC2018/0008178. Inventors: Diana Baquero, Catalina Prada, Elizabeth Suesca, Diana Marcela Tabares, Martha Vives.
  • Finkelsztein EJ, Diaz-Soto JC, Vargas-Zambrano JC, Suesca E, Guzman F, Lopez MC, et al. Altering the motility of Trypanosoma cruzi with rabbit polyclonal anti-peptide antibodies reduces infection to susceptible mammalian cells. Exp Parasitol [Internet]. Elsevier Inc.; 2015;150:36–43. Available from:
  • Suesca, E., Alejo, J.L., Bolaños N. I. Ocampo, J. Leidy, C. Gonzalez, J. M., Sulfogalactocerebrosides upregulate liposome uptake in human astrocytes without inducing a pro-inflammatory response. Cytometry Part A, vol. 83,no. 7, pp. 627–635, 2013.

Conference Proceedings

  • Melendez JS, Lopez G, Suesca E, Mendez RM, Perez MI, Bernal A, et al. The role of carotenoids present in the bilayer membrane in improving desiccation tolerance in Staphhylococcus aureus. (64th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, San Francisco, 2020).
  • Durán DC, Hernández CA, Suesca E, Pedraza, J.M. Slipstreaming Mother Machine: A Microfluidic device for single-cell dynamic imaging of yeast (Microfluidics 2018, Heidelberg, Germany, 2018)
  • Suesca, E., Bustamante, C., Bolaños, N., Leidy, C., Gonzalez J.M., Endocytosis of liposomes is regutated by lipid composition (58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, San Francisco, 2014).
  • Suesca, E., Bolaños, N., Gonzalez J.M., Leidy, C., Endocytosis of liposomes is regulated by lipid composition in a human astrocytomal cell line (57th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, Philadelphia, 2013).
  • Suesca, E., Bolaños, N., Gonzalez J.M., Leidy, C., Lipid composition as a modulator of liposome uptake in a human astrocytomal cell line (Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, 2012)

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LinkedIn [2]
Academia [3]

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