Gustavo P. Amarante-Mendes

Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Gustavo Amarante-Mendes received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in immunology from the University of São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil). As part of the Ph.D. program, he spent two years at the Institute Armand-Frappier, Montreal, Qc, Canada, working on thymocyte differentiation and apoptosis. From 1995 to 1997, Amarante-Mendes conducted a Postdoctoral Research at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diego, USA) working on the molecular mechanisms that control apoptosis in cancer. In 1998, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and became an Associate Professor in 2009. He spent one year between 2003 and 2004 at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, at Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland) working on proteomics of cytotoxic cell granules. Amarante-Mendes's current scientific interests are related to signaling pathways controlling cell death in cancer and in the immune system.

Biography Updated on 20 June 2012

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