MARIANA TORRENTE GONÇALVES

Mariana is a new postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory, with expertise in immunology. She graduated with a BSc and a BEd in Biological Sciences from the São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Brazil in 2010. In 2014 she received a Master's Degree in Immunology from the University of São Paulo (USP), with research conducted at the Immunochemistry Laboratory at the Butantan Institute, on the effect of a potential immunomodulator on neutrophil activation. In 2018, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Birmingham (England), at the laboratory of Professor Janet Lord. Her thesis focused on the effect of immune aging on neutrophil responses to Streptococcus pneumoniae and CD4 T cell polarisation in patients with pneumonia. Mariana joined the SEH lab in 2019 and is working on projects to investigate the role of post-translational modifications on keratin 17 function and in how keratin 17 expression by tumor cells alter the tumor immune microenvironment in pancreatic cancer.

  

Awards:

·        CAPES-University of Birmingham Scholarship (2014-2018)

·        Best Poster at the Research Poster Conference (University of Birmingham, England, 2016)

·        Fapesp’s Master’s Degree scholarship (2012-2014)

·        Fapesp’s Scientific Initiation (IC) scholarship (2009-2010).

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