Bachelor degree in Chemistry at Faculdades de Humanidades Pedro II (FAHUPE), 1992. MSci. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Fundação Oslwado Cruz (IOC) (1997-1999), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology at Fundação Oslwado Cruz (IOC) and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Department of Special Zoology, Zoology/Parasitology Group, Germany, 2002-2006. Areas of expertise: parasitology, molecular biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and natural products. Actually Dr. Araújo is a Visitor Researcher in the Laboratory of Entomological Biodiversity, investigating Trypanosoma cruzi-vector interactions and genes related to the innate immunity (antimicrobial peptides) and digestive system of triatomines, focusing on genes encoding defensins, lysozymes and cathepsins. Participation as author, coordinator and responsible for the development of several projects related to the development of T. cruzi in triatomines, characterization of the above specified genes from different triatomine species. All projects received financial support from different institutions from Brazil and other countries. External reviser of scientific projects from Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência (SBPC, Sao Paulo, Brazil), Programa Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia en Salud-Colciencias (Colombia) and Research Grants Council (RGC - China). External reviewer of different scientific journals.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012