About me

Research Interests

Cancer biology; Microbial ecology; Bioinformatics; Next-generation sequencing analysis; Genomics; Metagenomics.

Programming languages

Bash, R and Python.

Academic Background

  • PhD in Bioinformatics (2014 – Present)

University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.
Thesis title: Microbial community profiling of human cancers
Supervisor: João Carlos Setubal
Co-supervisor: Emmanuel Dias-Neto

Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy.
Visiting PhD Student (Apr 2017 – Present).
Supervisor: Nicola Segata

  • Masters in Oncology (2010 – 2012)

AC Camargo Cancer Center, São Paulo, Brasil.
Dissertation title: A metagenomic survey of bacterial populations in oral cavity cancer.
Supervisor: Emmanuel Dias-Neto
Keywords: Oral Cancer; 16s rRNA sequencing; Next Generation Sequencing.

  • Bachelors degree in Biology (2005 – 2009)

Mackenzie Presbiterian University, São Paulo, Brasil.
Title: Alzheimer’s Disease: Clinical and genetic aspects.
Supervisor: Ana Paula Pimentel Costa.

 Professional Experience:

  • Junior Lab Technician – AC Camargo Cancer Center

November 2010 – March 2011
Assisted in the advancement and development of two scientific projects.

  • Research Internship – Institute of Psychiatry

June 2008 – August 2009
Worked on a research project whose purpose was to investigate the correlation between DNA polymorphisms in specific genes and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and Schizophrenia.

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