Cristina S. Costa
  • CNEA, Argentina
  • Microbiology


Dr, Universidad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Argentina

Current position

Investigator, Radiobiología, Comsión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina


  1. Gomez, G. E., D'Vries R, F., Lionello, D. F., Aguirre-Diaz, L. M., Spinosa, M., Costa, C. S., Fuertes, M. C., Pizarro, R. A., Kaczmarek, A. M., Ellena, J., Rozes, L., Iglesias, M., Van Deun, R., Sanchez, C., Monge, M. A. and Soler-Illia, G. (2018). Exploring physical and chemical properties in new multifunctional indium-, bismuth-, and zinc-based 1D and 2D coordination polymers. Dalton Trans 47(6): 1808-1818.
  2. Pezzoni, M., Catalano, P. N., Pizarro, R. A., Desimone, M. F., Soler-Illia, G., Bellino, M. G. and Costa, C. S. (2017). Antibiofilm effect of supramolecularly templated mesoporous silica coatings. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 77: 1044-1049.
  3. Catalano, P. N., Pezzoni, M., Costa, C. S., Soler-Illia, G. J. A. A., Bellino, M. G., Desimone, M. F. (2016). Optically transparent silver-loaded mesoporous thin film coating with long-lasting antibacterial activity. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 236, 158-166. 
  4. Pezzoni, M., Tribelli, P. M., Pizarro, R. A., Lopez, N. I. and Costa, C. S. (2016). Exposure to low UVA doses increases KatA and KatB catalase activities, and confers cross-protection against subsequent oxidative injuries in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Microbiology 162(5): 855-864.0
  5. Pezzoni, M., Meichtry, M., Pizarro, R. A. and Costa, C. S. (2015). Role of the Pseudomonas quinolone signal (PQS) in sensitising Pseudomonas aeruginosa to UVA radiation. J Photochem Photobiol B 142: 129-140.
  6. Pezzoni, M., Pizarro, R. A. and Costa, C. S. (2014). Protective role of extracellular catalase (KatA) against UVA radiation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. J Photochem Photobiol B 131: 53-64.
  7. Pezzoni, M., Pizarro, R. A., Costa, C.S. (2012). Protective effect of low UVA irradiation against the action of lethal UVA on Pseudomonas aeruginosa: rol of the relA gene. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 116: 95-104.
  8. Oppezzo, O. J., Costa, C. S., Pizarro, R. A. (2011). Effects of ultraviolet A radiation on survival and growth of Gram negative bacteria. Trends in Photochemistry and Photobiology 13: 37-50.
  9. Antón, D. N. y Costa, C. S. (2011). Las mutaciones de resistencia al antibiótico mecilinam y su relación con el control de la forma celular en Salmonella enterica serovar Thyphimurium. Journal of Basic and Applied Genetics 22: 1-5 (artículo 6). 
  10. Pezzoni, M., Costa, C. S., Pizarro, R. A. and Oppezzo, O. J. (2011). The relationship between carotenoids and sunlight response in members of the family Micrococcaceae. J Basic Microbiol 51(3): 325-329.
  11. Oppezzo, O.J., Costa, C.S., Pizarro, R.A. (2011). Influence of rpoS mutations on the response of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to solar radiation. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 102:20-25
  12. Costa, C. S., Pezzoni, M., Fernández, R. O., Pizarro, R. A. (2010). Role of the quórum sensing mechanism in the response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to lethal and sublethal UVA irradiation. Photochemistry and Photobiology  86:1334-1342.
  13. Costa, C. S., Pizarro, R. A. and Anton, D. N. (2009). Influence of RpoS, cAMP-receptor protein, and ppGpp on expression of the opgGH operon and osmoregulated periplasmic glucan content of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Can J Microbiol 55(11): 1284-1293.
  14. Costa, C. S. and Anton, D. N. (2006). High-level resistance to mecillinam produced by inactivation of soluble lytic transglycosylase in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. FEMS Microbiol Lett 256(2): 311-317.