Collaborating Faculty

Collaborating Faculty

Ana Leonor Abrahão Nencioni

Research Areas:

Lab:
Laboratório de Farmacologia

Currículo lattes | ana.nencioni@butantan.gov.br

Research Areas: Toxins and Biological Systems Laboratory: Pharmacology Graduated in Biology from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (1990) with a master's degree (1996) and PhD (2001) in Experimental and Comparative Pathology at University of São Paulo. Experience in Pharmacology area, with emphasis on neurosciences and toxicology. She develops studies with venoms and scorpion toxins, focusing mainly on convulsion, behavior, central nervous system and perinatal development.

Claudia Trigo Pedroso de Moraes

Research Areas:
Toxinas e Sistemas Biológicos

Lab:
Laboratório de Bacteriologia

Currículo lattes | claudia.moraes@butantan.gov.br

Currently, is Technical Assistant for Scientific and Technological Research V of the Butantan Institute, at the Bacteriology Laboratory. She finished the Direct Doctorate in Microbiology at the University of São Paulo in 2009, with an emphasis on Virology. For ten years, however, has been developing research projects related to the pathogenesis and virulence mechanisms of diarrhogenic Escherichia coli.

Eladio Oswaldo Flores Sanchez

Research Areas:
Toxins and Biological Systems

Lab:
Laboratório de Bioquímica

Currículo lattes | eladio.flores@funed.mg.gov.br

He is a PhD in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) by the Federal University of São Paulo (1992), postdoctoral staff in Protein Chemistry at the University of Southern California (1994-1996). He is currently a full researcher (AST5-F) at the Ezequiel Dias Foundation. He has experience in biochemistry of macromolecules, with emphasis on protein structure and elucidation of the mechanism of action. The main focus are active components of venoms animal (snakes, spiders) with action on the haemostatic mechanism and extracellular matrix (ECM) interaction. Proteins with enzymatic activity (metalloproteases, serine proteases, 1-amino acid oxidases, phospholipases A2, among others) and enzyme-free derivatives (disintegrins, lectins) are included.

Fernanda Faria

Research Areas:
Bioprospecting and development

Lab:
Laboratório de Desenvolvimento e Inovação

Currículo lattes | fernanda.faria@butantan.gov.br

Graduated in Biological Sciences from IB-USP (1993), Master (1999) and Doctor (2004) in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) from UNIFESP, with internship at INSERM - Paris / France. Has experience in Biochemistry, acting mainly on: hemostasis, coagulation inhibitors, platelet aggregation, expression of recombinant proteins and molecules derived from hematophagous animals.

Hugo Vigerelli de Barros

Research Areas:
Toxinas e Sistemas Biológicos / Bioprospecção e Desenvolvimento

Lab:
Laboratório de Genética

Currículo lattes | hugo.barros@butantan.gov.br

Bachelor’s in biology (2008), Master (2013) and Doctor (2017) in Sciences-Toxinology (Instituto Butantan). Currently Post - Doctor in Genetics Laboratory, working with prospecting of toxins with osteoclast differentiation potential and immunomodulatory activity. Experience in biochemistry, with emphasis on isolation and identification of biomolecules and bioassays.

Juliana Mozer Sciani

Research Areas:

Lab:
Laboratório de Bioquímica

Currículo lattes | juliana.sciani@butantan.gov.br

Biologist from Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (2005), with masters on Pharmacology from Universidade Federal de São Paulo (2008) and PhD on Biotechnology from Universidade de São Paulo (2012). Acts on themes as: Bioprospection of molecules from animal source (venoms, toxins and metabolites), aiming therapeutic use; mass spectrometry for mechanism of action studies, proteomics and metabolomics.

Luciana Aparecida Freitas de Sousa

Research Areas:
Structural Toxinology

Lab:
Laboratório de Imunopatologia

Currículo lattes | luciana.sousa@butantan.gov.br

Selma Maria de Almeida Santos

Research Areas:
Biologia integrada à Toxinologia/Toxinas e Sistemas Biológicos.

Lab:
Laboratório de Ecologia e Evolução

Currículo lattes | selma.santos@butantan.gov.br

Scientific Researcher (Level VI) at the Instituto Butantan. Selma earned her doctorate in Sciences and her post-doctorate in Anatomy of Wild Animals from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the University of São Paulo. She has vast background in Animal Reproduction and is primarily interested in understanding how the incidence of snakebites is influenced by snake biological variables, such as sexual maturity, ontogeny, and activity pattern. She also investigates the reproductive cycles and evolution of reproductive strategies of snakes and lizards.

Sonia Aparecida de Andrade Chudzinski

Research Areas:
Bioprospecting and Development

Lab:
Laboratório Especial de Toxinologia Aplicada

Currículo lattes | sonia.andrade@butantan.gov.br

Graduation in Chemistry by the Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul, UFMS (1995). Master and PhD on Sciences by Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP (2003). Post-doc studies in Instituto Butantan – São Paulo. Experience in the Biochemistry area with emphasis in hemostasis, synthesis and studies on the action of peptidic inhibitors.