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Leila Maria Lopes Bezerra

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Birthplace: Brazil

Prof. Dr. Leila Lopes Bezerra has BsC in Biological Sciences at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, MSc. and PhD in Biochemistry at the Chemistry Institute of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Conducted postdoctoral studies at the University of California (2001-2002) and, Senior Internship at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2006) and University of Aberdeen (2014). Her current position is Associate Professore at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), national research fellow (CNPq level 1C and Cientista do Nosso Estado (CNE) of Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ). She is also tHead of the Laboratory of Cellular Mycology and Proteomics (LMCProt) integrating the Proteomics Network of Rio de Janeiro, which was the general coordinator from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Lopes-Bezerra had occupied several academic positions along her career at UERJ: Vice-director of the Biology Institute (1996-1999 and 2008-2011); permanent faculty member of the Postgraduate Program in Biosciences and the Postgraduate Program in Clinical and Experimental Pathophysiology; mentor of several MSc and PhD students and; supervisor of pos-doctoral fellows and young researchers (CAPES - Science w/o Border Program). Dr. Lopes-Bezerra acts as reviewer of several scientific journals and is also an active member of several Scientific Societies. Previously, she was the coordinator of the Mycology area of the Brazilian Society of Microbiology (2004-2005), a board member of the Brazilian Society of Mycology (2007-2010) and, is currently a board member of the Brazilian Society of Proteomics (2012-actual). She coordinates the Working Group on Sporothrix spp. of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM). Her areas of research are: structure and function of cell-surface glycoconjugates of pathogenic fungi; host-parasite interaction and; proteomics technology applied to infectious diseases. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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