R. Corrêa-Oliveira is a Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz – FIOCRUZ in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. He graduated in 1980 in biology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Minas Gerais, Brasil, and received his M.S. degree in biochemistry from the same institution in 1982 and his Ph.D. degree in immunology from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md, USA, in 1985. He has dedicated significant part of his work to the understanding of the immune response to Schistosoma mansoni infection both in experimental models and in humans. Upon return to Brasil in 1985, he focused mostly on the understanding of the human immune response to S. mansoni, Trypanosoma cruzi, Ascaris lumbricoides, and hookworm infections. More recently he established a research program on canine leishmaniasis and vaccinia virus. His interests include studies on the mechanisms of the immune response on development of resistance, different clinical forms of diseases and vaccines, nutrition, socioeconomic and behavior, health education, population genetics, and geographic positioning and information that evolved into a multi-institutional program. He is a Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 1998 and has also received several awards. Other activities include supervision of a large number of Ph.D., master and postdoctoral fellows; he was the President of the Brazilian Society of Immunology and has participated as a Member and Chair of TDR/WHO committees and he is currently the Vice Chair of the TDR Joint Coordinating Board.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011