Claudio Romero Farias Marinho
Dr. Marinho is head of the Experimental Immunoparasitology laboratory and Full Professor at Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of São Paulo. In 1999, he started his Ph.D. in Immunology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Under the supervision of Dr. José Maria Alvarez, Dr. Marinho studied the immunopathogenesis of experimental Chagas disease. Part of his Ph.D. was executed in the laboratory of Dr. Penha-Conçalves (Institute Gulbenkian of Science, Portugal), where Dr. Marinho studied genetic susceptibility to Chagas disease. In 2005, he returned to the laboratory of Dr. Penha-Conçalves for a full post-doc and was funded by a fellowship from Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT-Portugal). There, Dr. Marinho sought to understand through the use of mouse models how placental inflammation caused by malaria leads to placental dysfunction. In 2009, he became an independent professor at the University of São Paulo, Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Since then, Dr. Marinho’s group has been investigating the molecular and cellular components of innate and acquired immunity, which contribute to the development of placental malaria in pregnant women. These studies may unveil pharmacological targets to promote the fetal viability and protection mechanisms valuable in abortion and stillbirth prevention. The translation of this research will benefit from the availability of collections of the human placenta from Amazonia, as well as studies of cohorts with pregnant women conducted by our group in an endemic area for malaria in Brazil.
Dr. Claser has a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Mogi das Cruzes (2003) and a PhD in Micro-Immuno-Parasitology from the Federal University of São Paulo (2008), where she studied the molecular, cellular and immunological aspects of a protein expressed on the surface of the amastigote form of Trypanosoma cruzi, a parasite that causes Chagas disease. In 2008, she started her post-doctoral research at the Singapore Immunology Network, reaching the position of Research Scientist in 2017. For 11 years, she worked on the experimental malaria model, focusing on the immunopathogenicity induced during cerebral malaria and the role of CD8+ T cells in the development of acute lung injury in the lungs of mice infected with Plasmodium spp. Dr. Claser is currently a Young Investigator in the Parasitology Department, Institute of Biomedical Sciencies at the University of São Paulo, where she is studying the immunopathological modifications induced during coinfection with alphavirus and malaria in a murine model.
Dr. Dombrowski is currently doing a Post-Doctoral at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences - University of São Paulo. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the Federal University of Acre (2011) and a Ph.D. in Sciences (Biology of the Pathogen-Host Relationship) from the University of São Paulo with a sandwich period at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (London, UK) (2018). Dr. Dombrowski has experience in Parasitology (especially gestational malaria), maternal and child health and information systems. She is interested in the areas of Parasitology, Immunology, Epidemiology and maternal and child health, as well as in the areas of Clinical Research and Public Health. Since 2012, she works in a scientific research laboratory and has extensive experience in field research, research with human subjects, as well as in the management and execution of scientific projects.
Livia is interested in unraveling molecular signaling in both patho and physiological events with experience in cell death and signaling, mass spectrometry-based proteomics and genetics. Her scientific production reflects her engagement in multidisciplinary fields and international collaborations. She holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from The Universidade de São Paulo Medical School (2015), a Master's degree in Biological Sciences (Genetics) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2010), a Bacholer degree in Biomedical sciences from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (2007), in addition to a vocational degree in Biotechnology at the Federal Technical School of Chemistry in Rio de Janeiro (2001).
José Wandilson Barboza Duarte Júnior
José is a PhD Student of the Biology of the Pathogen-Host Relationship Program at the Department of Parasitology of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICB/USP). He has a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences from University Amazon Brazil - FIBRA (2017), Specialization in Microbiology from University of Amazon - ESAMAZ (2017) and a Master's Degree in Virology from the Evandro Chagas Institute - IEC (2020), in Belém of Pará, Brazil. He has been working in research line of bioinformatic and molecular biology with focus in enteric viruses in animals (detection and molecular characterization). Nowadays, he is a member of World Society for Virology (WSV). Currently his research line involves the immunopathological modifications induced during coinfection with Mayaro virus and malaria in a murine model.
Alexsander R. C. Junior
Alexsander is a PhD Student of the Biology of the Pathogen-Host Relationship Program at the Department of Parasitology of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICB/USP). He holds a degree in Biomedical Science from the University of CEUMA - São Luis, MA, Brazil (2019). He has worked in the lines of Biomedical Research and Prospection of natural products with an emphasis on the inhibitory activity of bacterial mutagenesis as a scholarship holder for the Scientific Initiation program, linked to the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento do Maranhão (FAPEMA) (2018-2019). He is currently a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo at the Experimental Immunoparasitology Laboratory. His research line involves the immunopathology of gestational malaria, having experience in the areas of parasitology and immunology.
Victória Simões Della Casa
Victória is an undergraduate student in Biology and currently has been working on an undergraduate research project at the Experimental Immunoparasitology Laboratory at the Department of Parasitology of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICB/USP). Her project is based on molecular biology, focusing on coinfection between alphavirus.
Maria Inês Santos da Silva
Inês has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the Federal Institute of Pernambuco (2017) with an exchange period at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada held by the Science Without Borders Program. She is a nursing specialist in Neurology/Neurosurgery by the University of Pernambuco (UPE), residency modality (2020). Currently, she is a PhD student in the Experimental Immunoparasitology Laboratory. Her line of research encompasses fetal growth restriction in gestational malaria.
Laura Cordeiro Gomes
Laura is a PhD Student of the Biology of the Pathogen-Host Relationship Program at the Department of Parasitology of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (ICB/USP). She has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and a Master's Degree in Health Science from the Federal University of Acre. Her research line involves the relationship between malaria and cardiovascular diseases.
Raquel de Oliveira Souza
Raquel was born in Rio de Janeiro, graduated in Biological Sciences from Universidade
Federal Fluminense (UFF) in 2021. After her graduation, she came to São Paulo where she worked as a FAPESP technician at the Scientific Platform Pasteur USP (SPPU) 2021-2022. Currently, she is part of the Laboratory of Parasitic and Viral Immunobiology (LIPE/LIPAVI) as a Master's Student of the Graduate Program in Biology of the Host-Pathogen Relationship.
Erika Paula Machado Peixoto
Erika is the technician of the Laboratory of Experimental Immunoparasitology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences - University of São Paulo. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University São Judas Tadeu (2009). She has experience in Immunology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, with emphasis on malaria animal models.