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Currently a Assistant Professor at the Deparment of Microbiology in the Institute of Biological Sciences of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (ICB-UFMG). Graduated in Biology at the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of São Paulo (2005) and holds a Master's degree (2008) and PhD (2012) in Biotechnology by the Post-Graduate Program in Biotechnology of the Biomedical Sciences Institute of USP. Obtained Honorable mentions to the doctoral thesis granted by USP and CAPES. Completed post-doctoral studies at the Biotechnology Center of the Butantan Institute and the Division of Infection Medicine, Lund University (Sweden). Acted as FAPESP Young Researcher at Butantan Institute (2018-2019). Acts mainly in the areas of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Applied Immunology, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, with emphasis on bacterial pathogenicity, pathogen-host interaction, hemostasis, proteinases and innate immunity, with Leptospira and Leptospirosis being the object of study. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Leptospirosis is an important zoonosis, caused by spirochete bacteria of the genus Leptospira. Despite its importance and recent functional genomics studies, the molecular mechanisms of the infectious process and the pathophysiology of leptospirosis remain unclear. However, increasing evidence suggests that pathogen over-stimulation and/or modulation of immune response and host inflamma...
The pathogenesis and virulence of Leptospira, the causal agent of leptospirosis, remain unknown. To date, proteases involved in the active penetration and dissemination of the bacteria within the hosts nave not been reported. During the last years, we have focused our studies on the leptospiral interaction with the fibrinolytic system. We described that leptospires capture plasminogen (...
The innate immunity combines a number of early host defense responses that are essential for defeating microbial infections. However, during systemic progression of the disease, an overstimulation of the innate immune system may occur that eventually leads to severe pathological conditions. Clinical symptoms of patients suffering from bacterial infections are a culmination of complex in...
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