Mentor: Dr. Peter Libby
Currently I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology in the Cardiovascular Division of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. I am working with Dr. Peter Libby’s group on multiple projects centered around the association between atherosclerosis and clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP). I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from the State University of Ponta Grossa (Parana, Brazil) and obtained my Master’s (2015) and Ph.D. (2020) degrees in Functional and Molecular Biology with an emphasis on Physiology from the State University of Campinas (São Paulo – Brazil). I have been working on lipid metabolism and experimental atherosclerosis for ten years. During this time, I have been focusing my efforts on studying the effects of physical exercise and bone marrow transplantation on the atherogenesis process in order to unravel mechanisms and seek strategies for resolution. I have also worked as a researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Cardiology of the Heart Institute affiliated to the University of São Paulo in basic and clinical research studies focusing on hypertension. I also have teaching experience. I taught Human Physiology and Biophysical as a college instructor at the State University of Ponta Grossa for Biology, Physical Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Animal Science undergraduate courses (2016-2019).