Investigator

Bárbara Nery Porto

PhD, MSc.

  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Childhood Diseases

Contact

Current Positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Education

Biological Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Master's of Science (Experimental Pathology), Fluminense Federal University, Brazil
PhD (Microbiology), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Post-Doctoral Training (Immunology), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Post-Doctoral Training (Immunology), Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada

Research Focus

My research program aims to understand the mechanisms of disease pathogenesis associated with respiratory viral infections that affect infants and young children and to discover new therapeutic targets to reduce the respiratory morbidity caused by different respiratory viruses in children.

Research Interests

Innate immune response to respiratory viral infections
Innate cell death and respiratory viruses
Therapeutic targets for respiratory viral infections