I am a visiting scientist from Brazil, working at Institut Pasteur as part of my PhD graduation. My PhD is embedded within the Graduate Program in Sciences (Microbiology), at the Institute of Microbiology Paulo de Góes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Biomedicine Science (2014/2), specializing in Clinical Analysis and Molecular Biology and Master’s degree (2017/1) by the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, both at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. I develop activities related to evaluation of pathogen-host interaction, specializing in extracellular vesicles secreted by fungal pathogens and its interaction with macrophages. Within the G5 of Immunology of Fungal Infections, I emphasize my research towards understanding the role of fungal particles in triggering innate immune memory/trained immunity.
Innate immunological imprinting induced by fungal encounters
The immune system is composed of two arms: the innate and adaptive immunity. Until recently, the adaptive immune system was considered the only mediator of immune memory. However, we and others demonstrated that innate […]
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
- 2017- present: PhD in the department of Microbiology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
- 2015-2017: Master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).
- 2010-2015: Bachelor’s degree in Biomedicine, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
2020β-Glucan-induced reprogramming of human macrophages inhibits NLRP3 inflammasome activation in cryopyrinopathies., J Clin Invest 2020 09; 130(9): 4561-4573.
2017Alterations of zinc homeostasis in response to Cryptococcus neoformans in a murine macrophage cell line, Future Microbiol 2017 05;12:491-504.
2015Effects of zinc transporters on Cryptococcus gattii virulence, Sci Rep 2015 May;5:10104.
2013The heat shock protein (Hsp) 70 of Cryptococcus neoformans is associated with the fungal cell surface and influences the interaction between yeast and host cells, Fungal Genet. Biol. 2013 Nov;60:53-63.