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Teixeira
Santuza
Current position: 
Professor
Current nationality: 
Brazil
Current residence: 
Brazil
Affiliation/Institution: 
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Biodata: 
Teixeira graduated in biological sciences, and obtained a MS degree in molecular biology at University of Brasília (1986). She received her PhD in Biochemistry in 1990 from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and did postdoctoral training on molecular parasitology at the University of Iowa, in the US. In 1997, she became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Immunology of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where she became a Full Professor in 2013. In 2005, she was awarded an international grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She acted as Vice-Head and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Immunology at UFMG and President of the Brazilian Society of Protozoology (SBPz). She also acted as Head of the Centre for Vaccine Technology at UFMG (CTVacinas) where she is currently Vice-Director. For more than 30 years, she has studied genome, gene expression and host-parasites interactions involving Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania species with the aim of developing new treatments and methods to control Chagas disease and leishmaniasis.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
5 - Gender equality
Keywords: 
Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, molecular parasitology, genome, vaccine
Past nationality: 
Brazil
Elected
2022
Place of Birth: 
Belo Horizonte
Country of birth: 
Brazil

Date of birth

1
July
1958
Section:
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Last updated on 06/07/2022