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Professor of Immunology
Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Teixeira (MD) is full professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Immunology at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). He obtained his PhD in 1994 at the National Heart and Lung Institute, University of London. He was president of the Brazilian Society of Pharmacology (SBFTE, 2011-2014), Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science (currently vice-President responsible for Regions Minas Gerais and Center-west) and Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit. Teixeira demonstrated the crucial role of the microbiota and microbial-derived products in controlling inflammatory and behavioural responses, and the relevance of inflammation in mediating tissue damage and lethality during infectious diseases, especially arboviral infections. This knowledge has led to mechanistic molecular studies which have led to new targets for anti-inflammatory drug development. Special focus is given to molecules which bind and block the function of 7-TM chemotactic receptors and induce the resolution of inflammation.
Sustainable Development Goals:
3 - Good health and well-being
10 - Reduced inequality
16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
Inflammation, mechanisms of leukocyte recruitment, immunopathology, dengue.
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Estrela do Sul, Minas Gerais
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Section:04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences