BR participants

Alexandre Rodrigues Calazans
BR Participant
[Brazil] Alexandre Calazans has a PhD in. Genetics in 2008 from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. From 2011-2013 he was a research fellow at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, working at the Vaccine Design and Development Laboratory, in New York. In 2014, he was selected to work as a specialist, at the Center for Technological Development in Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.
Alysson Henrique Urbanski
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[Brazil] Alysson graduated in Biomedical Sciences in 2016. In 2018 he obtained a Master's degree in Biochemestry, with emphasis on molecular biology, from the Federal University of Paraná. His current research, as a PhD student at the University of São Paulo, aims the human antibody repertoire analysis.
Barbara Ferri Moraschi
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[Brazil] Barbara holds a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from São Judas University (2013). Currently, she is a PhD student at the Molecular Immunology Laboratory at Federal University of São Paulo, working with the following topics: recombinant genetic vaccines, Trypanosoma cruzi and CD8+ T cells.
Caroline Brandão Monteiro
BR Participant
[Brazil] I am biomedical. Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology and Parasitology from Federal University of Mato Grosso about ecoepidemiology research in virology, emerging viruses, hantavirus and arbovirus. I am a Ph.D. student in the Health Sciences program at UNIFESP and I am currently working with specific CD8+ T cell, migration, obesity and genetic vaccination against T. cruzi.
Catarina Bourgard
BR Participant
[Brazil] MSc Catarina Bourgard is a PhD student at Tropical Diseases Laboratory, IB-UNICAMP, developing her project on "Analyses of the immuno-pathological and molecular mechanisms involved in cytoadherence of Plasmodium vivax”. She is a young researcher between pure experimental setup,endemic field work, parasite culture, biomol and NGS, and bioinformatics for in silico screens, optimized NGS experimental design and data analysis, both within Malaria parasite biology and drug discovery research fields.
Diogenes Saulo de Lima
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[Brazil] Diogenes obtained a pharmacy degree in University of São Paulo. In 2015, he joined Computational Systems Biology Laboratory to pursue a doctoral degree. Currently, Diogenes is studying a role for lncRNAs in vaccination response.
Fabio Miyajima
BR Participant
[Brazil] Fabio obtained a BDS degree at University of Sao Paulo and a MSc at Unicamp. He undertook a PhD in Molecular Epidemiology at the University of Manchester and accrued most of his postdoctoral experience on translational medicine at the University of Liverpool, retaining an honorary fellowship. He is currently a Researcher at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Ceara with interests on the development of innovative solutions for molecular surveillance of emerging diseases, such as arbovirus.
Fabio Neves dos Santos
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[Brazil] Dr. Fabio Santos has a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2017 from the University of Campinas. Currently, he is a postdoctoral fellow of the FAPESP with research interests focused on metabolomics-based in high resolution mass spectrometry for identify specific biomarkers of the Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue virus infections in biological fluids. He was a finalist of the SBBQ-Biozeus Biopharmaceutical Award of Innovation in Life Sciences in 2017 and 2018 for the development of new devices for the diagnosis.
Fernanda Caroline Coirada
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[Brazil] Fernanda Coirada graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry in 2016 at São Paulo State University. Now, she is a PhD student at Federal University of São Paulo and her work is focused on the generation and preclinical evaluation of vaccine candidates against Zika and Chikungunya viruses. The main goal is to target the envelope antigen to dendritic cells.
Fernanda Lins Brandão Mügge
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[Brazil] Dr. Mügge obtained her PhD in Cell Biology in 2018 and is currently a Post Doc in molecular biology and biochemistry at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. She has been investigating the role of RNA binding proteins from Trypanosoma cruzi in the regulation of parasite differentiation and/or virulence. Her research interests focus on gene expression and parasite-host interactions.
Flavia Fonseca Bagno
BR Participant
[Brazil] Bachelor in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV, Brazil), including exchange program at the University of Reading (United Kingdom). She obtained a Master of Science in Microbiology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil) and is currently a PhD student at the same University. Main research focus on production of recombinant proteins of arboviruses for diagnostic and vaccine purposes.
Francys Rangel
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[Brazil] Bachelor in Biology and Magister Scientiae in Cell Biology from University of Los Andes (Venezuela). In 2009 she became assistant professor at the Faculty of Sciences (ULA-Venezuela). In 2017 she won an OAS/PAEC scholarship and started a PhD in Health Sciences at the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) and is currently doing her research work at FIOCRUZ-Bahia.The main focus of her research is the development of vaccines against cutaneous leishmaniasis using transgenic Leishmania tarentolae.
Gabriela Burle-Caldas
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr Burle-Caldas obtained her Ph.D in Biochemistry and Immunology in 2016 in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) with sandwich period in the Bern University (Switzerland). Currently she has a pos doc position in the laboratory of Santuza Teixeira and in the CT Vacinas at the UFMG. Her research interests focus on the study of Trypanosoma cruzi biology and it’s interaction with the mammalian host using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.
Georgia Guimarães
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr Guimaraes has a Ph.D. in Genetic by Federal University of Pernambuco (2013). Scholar Research at the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA). Pos-doc in Virology at Rio Preto Medical School (FAMERP). Experience in Virology, working on the following topics: dengue, zika, yellow fever, chickungunyaas well as in epidemiology, molecular biology of viruses and vaccine.
Irina Dobrescu
BR Participant
[Brazil] In 2011, I graduated in Biology of the François Rabelais University of Tours, France and in 2013, I obtained a Master degree of the same University. For a period of time I worked at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, France as an engineer. Since 2015, I am a PhD student at the Parasitology department of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Izabella Pereira
BR Participant
[Brazil] Postdoctoral fellow at Laboratório de Imunofarmacologia, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). She has a Doctor Degree in Sciences (2016) from UFRJ and her main research topics include mucosal vaccines against leishmaniasis, immune tolerance, nanotechnology applied for new adjuvant development.
Juliana Apostolico
BR Participant
[Brazil] I completed my master’s degree in immunology at School of medicine at São Paulo University. During my master, I analyzed the immune response of mice immunized with a HIV recombinant protein in the presence of differents adjuvants. Next, I started my PhD project at Federal University of São Paulo. Now, I am a postdoc fellow and involved to study the development of HIV vaccines candidates.
Luan Firmino Cruz
BR Participant
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Luciana Conde
BR Participant
[Brazil] MSc. Luciana Conde currently is a PhD student in the Immunology and Inflammation program at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Her doctoral thesis consists in the identification of linear epitopes conserved as target of protective antibodies in the experimental model of Visceral Leishmaniasis. She also worked in the research of therapeutic intervention in Zika and Chaga’s disease.
Luiza Almeida de Figueiredo
BR Participant
[Brazil] Luiza Figueiredo is a biologist and has a master degree in parasitology from Federal University of Minas Gerais. In 2015 she started to develop her Ph.D. project focusing on the production of a polyvalent vaccine against trypanosomiasis. She has theoretical and practical experience in parasitology, molecular biology and immunology.
Maria Alice Queiroz
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr. Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz is a pharmacist with a master and PhD degree in Biology of Infectious and Parasitic Agents. She is a pos-doc working in the Virus Laboratory (ICB/UFPA) and is involved in the search of biomarkers of the progression to disease of HTLV-1 infection and in the strategies to develop teranostic molecules using HTLV-1, HIV-1 and Chlamydia trachomatis as infectious agents models to improve diagnosis, treatment and vaccine production.
Mariana Ribeiro Dominguez
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr. Dominguez obtained her Bachelor degree in Biomedical Science from the State University of São Paulo in 2008. In 2013, she obtained a Ph.D. in Science at the University of São Paulo. With two former post-doctoral research trainings from The George Washington University (2014-2015) and the School of Medicine at the University of São Paulo (2016), she currently is a post-doctoral fellow from the School of Pharmaceutical Science at the University of São Paulo.
Marina Gimenez
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr Marina Gimenez graduated in Molecular Biology in 2006 and obtained her Ph.D in Biological Sciences in 2012. Currently she has post-doc position in University of São Paulo, with a fellowship of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) as part of the National Malaria Control Program. Her studies deal with the development and testing of recombinant proteins from immunodominant antigens of Babesia bovis and Plasmodium vivax to be used as vaccines against babesiosis and malaria, respectively. These studies included post-doctoral internships in Argentinian National Institute of Agropecuary Technology (INTA) and the University of Oxford (UK).
Marisé Solórzano
BR Participant
[Brazil] Marisé Solórzano got her master degree in Molecular Biology at The University of Los Andes (Venezuela) and actually is a PhD Student at Biomedical Sciences Institute of the University of São Paulo working in the developtment of new targets for Malaria Vaccines.
Nagela Ghabdan Zanluqui
BR Participant
[Brazil] Msc Nagela Ghabdan Zanluqui was graduated in Biomedicine in 2014. In 2016, she obtained Master’s degree in Bioscience and Biotechnology. Currently, she is a Ph.D. student in Immunology at the Medicine Faculty of São Paulo University. Since 2016 is NeuroImmune Interaction Laboratory student, under Professor Jean Pierre S. Peron supervision, where she studies the role of CD8 T cells during Zika virus infection.
Natália Ketrin Almeida de Oliveira
BR Participant
[Brazil] My name is Natália, I am PhD student in Tropical Medicine at FIOCRUZ (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz). I joined the group of the Laboratory of Malaria Research, as undergraduate student followed by the admission in Master Degree. Currently, I am engaged in PhD thesis entitled “Genetic diversity of P. vivax vaccine target molecules in isolates of Brazilian endemic and non-endemic areas”,
Natalia Marchesan Bexiga
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[Brazil] Natalia M. Bexiga received her master's degree from University of Sao Paulo (2014) in the field of biopolymers and biomaterials. Currently she is a PhD student in the area of adjuvants for delivery of biological products. She has experience in biopolymer synthesis, nanotechnology, and cellular rheology. Currently she is working on the following subjects: delivery systems for proteins and antigens, techniques applied to the study of cellular rheology and metabolomics.
Natália Satchiko Hojo-Souza
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr. Hojo-Souza obtained her MSc degree in Cell Biology and PhD degree in Immunoparasitology from Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2012 and 2016, respectively. Since then, she has been working as postdoc research in the Immunopathology lab at René Rachou Institute/Fiocruz. Her research interests focus on the immune response in parasite-host cells interactions, especially in malaria and Chagas diseases.
Natan Raimundo Gonçalves de Assis
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr. Assis graduated in Biotechnology in 2010. In 2012, he obtained a Master’s degree, and in 2016, a Ph.D. in Immunology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Since 2016, he is a post-doc at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. His research interests are focused on vaccine development, mainly by the use of smart nanoplatforms and DNA vaccines.
Patrícia Conceição Gonzalez Dias Carvalho
BR Participant
[Brazil] "Graduated in Biotechnology by Federal University of Grande Dourados. Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology by Oswaldo Cruz Institute/FIOCRUZ and currently is PhD student of the Pharmacy (Physiopathology and Toxicology) Program at University of São Paulo. She has experience in molecular biology, bioinformatics and immunology with emphasis on vaccine development. Currently, she works using Systems Biology to predict and understand the immune response to different vaccines.
Rafael Casarin Penha Filho
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr. Penha Filho is a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). During 2014 and 2015 he worked as a post-doc in Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. His interests are vaccines and immunotherapics to control foodborne pathogens in animals as a viable alternative to reduce antibiotics usage and ermerging resistance. Currently coordinating a FAPESP Young Investigator project at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) for the development of a novel recombinant vaccine to control multiple Salmonella serovars.
Rodrigo Benedetti Gassen
BR Participant
[Brazil] Pharmacist by Centro Universitário Franciscano (2012). Master's degree in Medicine/Pediatrics from PUCRS (2015), and currently attends the PhD in it. He develops his activities in the laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology and in the Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Immunology of PUCRS, acting mainly in viral and tumor immunology, immune checkpoint blockade, follicular T cells and T cell memory.
Rory Brito
BR Participant
[Brazil] PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences with emphasis in Therapeutics, Vaccine, Diagnosis and Prognosis of Diseases Neglected at Federal University of Ouro Preto in 2018. Experience in Reverse Vaccinology, Immunoinformatics and Multiparametric/multicolor flow cytometry. His research interests are development of recombinant and peptide vaccines against Leishmaniasis.
Sibylle Sophie Hacker
BR Participant
[Brazil] Sibylle Sophie Hacker joined the laboratory of Biochemical-Pharmaceutical Technology Center of the University of São Paulo - Brazil. She is currently completing her PhD with a project to develop a model of mucosal vaccine with chitosan nanoparticles based on the capsular polysaccharide of Streptococcus agalactiae as a vaccine antigen. His research interests are focused on humoral and cellular immune response, vaccine models, vaccine delivery.
Simone Gonçalves Fonseca
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr Fonseca obtained her Ph.D. in Immunology at University of São Paulo in 2002. During 2007 to 2009 she was post-doctoral fellow at University of Montreal, Canada. She worked at Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Florida, USA from 2010 to 2011. Since 2012 she is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Tropical Pathology and Public Health, Federal University of Goias, Goiânia, Brazil. Brazil. Her laboratory is focused on immunopathology of infectious diseases as HIV, Zika and Chagas disease.
Stephanie Cruz
BR Participant
[Brazil] Ph.D. student in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program at FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro. She is a Dentist specialist in Periodontology and has an MSc in Biotechnology. She was a Volunteer Researcher at Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC, doing research focusing on HIV vaccine, and on an immunologic response of neuroblastoma bearing mice treated with cold plasma, and a fellow at the FDA working on a bioluminescence imaging project of vaccinia virus-infected mice.
Sthefany Pagliari
BR Participant
[Brazil] "Sthefany has been awarded a BSc in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Collective and Family Health and a MSc in Animal Sciences. Currently she is a PhD student at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. In her project she aims to develop new vaccine candidates against Plasmodium vivax based on virus-like particles. Recently, undertook an internship at the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute, in which the efficacy and protection of the vaccine candidates was examined. "
Thiago Lima Leão
BR Participant
[Brazil] Dr. Leão has a PhD degree in Microbiology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Currently, he is a young postdoctoral research fellow at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and member of the Center of Technology in Vaccines with research interests focused on Virology evaluating viral cytopathogenicity, virus-host interactions and vaccines.
Tiago Fazolo
BR Participant
[Brazil] My name is Tiago Fazolo, I’m a Bachelor in Biological Sciences by UPF university in Brazil and my PhD was in child health with emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Immunology at PUC University under professor Doctor Cristina Bonorino in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Vivian Bonezi
BR Participant
[Brazil] Vivian obtained her Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) in 2015 by studying the signalling modulation of T cells exposed to different immunosuppressants upon renal transplantation. Currently, she is a PhD student in Immunology at the University of São Paulo and her project aims to investigate the molecular pathways involved in the B cell signaling triggered by Dengue virus infection that elicits a massive expansion of antibody-secreting cells.
Victória Lunardelli
BR Participant
[Brazil] Ms. Lunardelli is a PhD student at the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology from the Federal University of São Paulo. Since 2014, she has been studying vaccines development at the Experimental Vaccines Laboratory with an HIV vaccine candidate. And now her PhD project goal is to produce different ZIKV recombinant proteins, evaluate the humoral immune response in ZIKV-infected patients (antigenicity) and the immunogenic potential in preclinical settings.
Wagner José Tenório dos Santos
BR Participant
[Brazil] Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, master in Genetics and genetics PhD student at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil). My thesis project is focused on vaccine development for human visceral leishmanasis and the validation of novel serological diagnostic tests for the detection of human and canine visceral leishmaniasis, simultaneously. Working with these research fields, gave me large experience in cellular and molecular biology, bioinformatics, immunology, parasitology.