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Maria Fernanda Laranjeira da Silva

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IB)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Dr. Maria Fernanda Laranjeira da Silva is a Young Researcher in the Department of Physiology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Sciences (2005) and a Ph.D. (2010) from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Throughout her research career, Dr. Laranjeira da Silva developed a keen focus on host-parasite interactions and the Leishmania´s mechanisms of subverting host defense responses. During her postdoctoral training and a subsequent Research Associate position at the University of Maryland-College Park, U.S.A. with Prof. Norma Andrews and Prof. Iqbal Hamza, she began to investigate iron and heme metabolism pathways in both the parasite and mammalian host. She identified and characterized the first iron exporter (LIR1) in a trypanosomatid parasite answering an important question about how Leishmania prevents accumulation of free iron to avoid cytotoxicity. Moving back to Brazil, Dr. Laranjeira da Silva was given a highly prestigious award from The State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and began her independent career as an Early-Career Investigator at the University of Sao Paulo. Her ultimate research goal is to further understand Leishmania pathogenesis to define better therapeutic targets for leishmaniasis treatment. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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Scholarships in Brazil
FAPESP support in numbers * Updated April 10, 2021
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1 / 1 Ongoing research grants
5 / 5 Ongoing scholarships in Brazil
4 / 0 Completed scholarships in Brazil
10 / 6 All research grants and scholarships

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Scientific publications resulting from Research Grants and Scholarships under the grantee's responsibility (5)

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LARANJEIRA-SILVA, MARIA FERNANDA; ZAMPIERI, RICARDO A.; MUXEL, SANDRA M.; FLOETER-WINTER, LUCILE MARIA; MARKUS, REGINA P.. Melatonin attenuates Leishmania (L.) amazonensis infection by modulating arginine metabolism. Journal of Pineal Research, v. 59, n. 4, p. 478-487, . Web of Science Citations: 18. (10/52688-8, 13/13691-1)

AOKI, JULIANA IDE; LARANJEIRA-SILVA, MARIA FERNANDA; MUXEL, SANDRA MARCIA; FLOETER-WINTER, LUCILE MARIA. The impact of arginase activity on virulence factors of Leishmania amazonensis. Current Opinion in Microbiology, v. 52, p. 110-115, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/23933-3, 14/50717-1, 16/03273-6, 16/19815-2)

AOKI, JULIANA IDE; HONG, AHYUN; ZAMPIERI, RICARDO ANDRADE; FLOETER-WINTER, LUCILE MARIA; LARANJEIRA-SILVA, MARIA FERNANDA. In Vivo Infection with Leishmania amazonensis to Evaluate Parasite Virulence in Mice. JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS, n. 156, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/23933-3)

HONG, AHYUN; ZAMPIERI, RICARDO ANDRADE; SHAW, JEFFREY JON; FLOETER-WINTER, LUCILE MARIA; LARANJEIRA-SILVA, MARIA FERNANDA. One Health Approach to Leishmaniases: Understanding the Disease Dynamics through Diagnostic Tools. PATHOGENS, v. 9, n. 10, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/23933-3, 18/23512-0)

LARANJEIRA-SILVA, MARIA FERNANDA; HAMZA, IQBAL; PEREZ-VICTORIA, JOSE M.. Iron and Heme Metabolism at the Leishmania-Host Interface. Trends in Parasitology, v. 36, n. 3, p. 279-289, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (17/23933-3)

Academic Publications

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SILVA, Maria Fernanda Laranjeira da. Relação entre a localização celular da enzima arginase de Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis e seu papel na infecção de macrófagos murinos. Tese (Doutorado) -  Instituto de Biociências.  Universidade de São Paulo (USP).  São Paulo.  (06/50482-8

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