Leticia Costa-Lotufo
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Leticia Costa-Lotufo


Dr. Costa-Lotufo is a full professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo. Her lab is focused on the discovery of new anticancer compounds from Brazilian marine biodiversity and studies on their mechanisms of action. She coordinate a multidisciplinary project to access marine microorganisms diversity and biotechnological potential along the Brazilian coast and islands. Dr. Costa-Lotufo’s activities include the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. She has published book chapters, review articles and more than 230 articles in peer-reviewed journals. On 2010, Dr. Costa-Lotufo was nominated as a young scientist of the Brazilian Academy of Science (2010-2014).

Biotechnology Cell Biology Ecotoxicology Natural Resource Management Pharmacology

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Professor of Pharmacology and Head of the Department of Pharmacology

Universidade de São Paulo
February 2015


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