Biomedical, Master and PhD in Human Genetics from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) with an internship at the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and post-doctorate from the Department of Psychiatry at UNIFESP. Acts as Associate Professor in the Department of Morphology and Genetics at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). She is a Researcher and leads a research group on Genetics Applied to Mental Diseases. She is Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Structural and Functional Biology at Escola Paulista de Medicina (UNIFESP), Coordinator of the Genetics Area of the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience (LINC) at UNIFESP and Coordinator of the Genetics and Biorepository of the National Institute of Psychiatry Development (INPD). She has focused on investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders, showing direct applications to the field of mental health. It has been analyzing large-scale genetic and epigenetic data from patients with schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental illnesses to identify the genetic factors that underlie mental disorders and their symptoms / dimensions in children and adults. Her aims are to find genetic markers, methylation and gene expression profiles able to predict mental disease as early as possible and providing more information for the response to treatment. She has extensive experience in human genetics, even more applied in mental health and is particularly interested in finding markers, understanding the pathophysiology, progression and response to treatment, in addition to how trauma and adverse life experiences interact with the genome, transcriptome and epigenome.
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