Matheus Carneiro

Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Nathan Peters, Dept. of MIID, Cumming School of Medicine

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BSc - Biochemistry/Immunology

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

MSc - Biochemistry/Immunology

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, 2010

PhD - Immunology

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, 2014

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Matheus joined the HPI group as a postdoctoral fellow in September 2015. Matheus graduated in Biology with a bachelor in Biochemistry/Immunology at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Brazil.  At UFMG he also did his masters in Biochemistry/Immunology (2010). In 2014 he received a PhD in Immunology at UFMG (Brazil)/ NIH (USA). Currently he is working under the supervision of Dr. Nathan Peters in the Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease department at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Matheus’s current project is entitled: “Mechanisms of Vector-transmitted Leishmania disseminates”. Leishmania ssp. is a protozoan parasite transmitted by a bite of an infected sand fly and cause different clinical manifestations of leishmaniasis. Depending mainly on the parasite specie humans can develop a localized cutaneous disease or a disseminated muco-cutaneous or visceral leishmaniasis. Matheus’ project aims to characterize and understand how certain species of Leishmania can disseminate out of the skin, reaching visceral organs causing a systemic disease.