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Patricia Cristina Baleeiro Beltrão Braga


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Biologist, with a master's degree in Virology and a PhD in Molecular Biology, both from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). He did two post-doctorates in Brazil, one at the Medical Schools (Cell Biology) and the other at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Cell Biology and Cell Therapy) at the University of São Paulo. He did a sabbatical postdoctoral in Neuroscience at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University (ICB) of São Paulo and Principal Investigator at the Scientific Platform Pasteur-USP (SPPU), an international member of the Pasteur Institutes. As a line of research, he works investigating the mechanisms of genetic and infectious diseases that affect the CNS, using disease modeling from human iPSC cells, with the main targets of Autism and the Congenital Syndrome caused by the Zika virus. Among her projects at the Disease Modeling Laboratory of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at USP, Drª Patrícia is the creator and the responsible for the "A Fada do Dente Project", a Brazilian initiative that uses stem cells from the milk teeth of autistic children to study the mechanisms involved in Autism. His group was responsible for proving the causal relationship between Zika virus and microcephaly using brain organoids and animal models. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Otra causa posible del autismo 
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