Graduated in Biological Sciences at State Paulista University Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP) in 2007. MsC in Functional and Molecular Biology - Physiology at State University of Campinas (2010). PhD in Functional and Structural Biology - Cell Biology at State University of Campinas (2014). During my PhD, I was awarded a grant to spend one year at Dr. Robin Andersons lab Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne/Australia, which focuses in molecular mechanisms involved in breast cancer metastasis using both in vitro technics as well as syngeneic/xenograft orthotopic mouse models. Particularly, I worked with a senior postdoc, Dr. Richard Redvers, aiming to identify metastasis suppressor genes in triple negative breast cancer, using a functional genome-wide lentiviral shRNA screen in vivo. Since then (past 5 years), this has being my main research field, along with use of syngeneic and xenograft models for diverse purposes, including drug efficacy assessment. In my current position, I am not only validating putative metastasis suppressors identified in the aforementioned screen, but I also plan and coordinate all projects involving RNAi or gene overexpression, as well as animal experimentation. My main aim is to pursue important research objectives with clinical relevance within breast cancer, using the most advanced and efficient techniques and technologies available, while further expanding and enhancing my skills in order to deliver the highest quality outcomes.
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)