Royal Veterinary College
Skeletal Biology - Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Postdoctoral researcher with Michael Doube in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences Department at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. My work involves activity assays of osteoblasts and osteoclasts isolated and cultured from animals ranging in size from mouse to elephant.
Instituto de Medicina Molecular
Rheumatology Research Unit
PhD project - "Differences in osteoclast activity between rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis"
Study the biology of osteoclast differentiation in several rheumatic diseases under different therapies.
- Tutoring undergrad students
- Co-supervision of Master Students
Master in the field of Biological Sciences studying osteoclast differentiation in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients under several therapies. Researcher in several areas including Osteoimmunology, Leucocyte subpopulations, Monocyte frequency and phenotyping and osteoclast differentiation.
Primary cell culture - Monocyte differentiation into osteoclasts
Bone biology. Inflammation and bone. Osteoclast differentiation from circulating precursors. Gene expression. Intra-cellular signaling and transcriptional regulation. Osteoimmunology
2009- 2011 - Project entitled: "Avaliação do comportamento dos osteoclastos em doenças reumáticas - Osteoclast formation and activity in rheumatic diseases".
Investigator in the project "Cardiovascular risk and inflammation- contribution to the etiopathogenesis of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease" (PIC/IC/82920/2007)
Investigator in the project "Effects of inflammation on bone and cartilage: collagen pattern and biomechanical properties" (PTDC/SAU-BEB/65992/2006)
2008 - working on the project "Chronic joint inflammatory diseases and CD14+CD16+ monocytes – physiopathology implications and future therapeutic targets".