Mentor: Dr. Masanori Aikawa
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences in the Cardiovascular Division of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. I earned my medical degree from University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, where I underwent clinical training. During my medical school student years, Dr. Masanori Aikawa gave me the opportunity to join his research group as an exchange research trainee after being awarded with an undergraduate grant by Lemann Foundation. In that period, I was trained to use biomolecular techniques and acquired strong skills to work in basic and translational research. After graduating from medical school in Brazil, I volunteered to work at USP teaching hospitals during the COVID pandemic, both as a clinician and a clinical researcher.
In October 2021, I joined Dr. Masanori Aikawa’s group again, this time as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. I am now working on multiple projects centered around artificial intelligence to integrate multi-omics, histological, and clinical data to correlate phenotypical characteristics of pathologies with their biomolecular signatures. Additionally, under the mentorship of Dr. Sasha Singh’s, I am working with her Proteomics Research Group to investigate post-translational protein modifications involved with atherosclerosis using directed Mass Spectrometry, to identify novel targets for drug development.