Former position: Postdoc “Role of chemokine antagonism in lymphocyte trafficking”
Current position: Postdoc, Genentech, US
Rosa Barreira da Silva was a postdoctoral researcher at the laboratory of Matthew Albert from September 2012 to August 2015. Rosa’s research aimed to study the role of the enzyme dipeptidylpeptidase 4 (DPP4) in chemokine function and leukocyte trafficking. Her studies provided evidence that inhibition of DPP4 efficiently enhances CXCL10-mediated lymphocyte trafficking into inflammatory places; and that this strategy could be used to improve naturally occurring tumor immunity and immunotherapy.
Rosa is now continuing her postdoctoral training at the department of Cancer Immunology, in Genentech, San Francisco.
Resumed Biography: Rosa did her undergrad studies in Biochemistry at the University of Porto. She performed her Ph.D. work at the Rockefeller University, NY, USA and at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, before joining Matthew Albert’s lab at the Institute Pasteur as a postdoc.