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Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Zancan has been an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, since 2007. She received her MSc in 2002 and her PhD in 2005 in biological chemistry at UFRJ Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis. In 2008, she established a novel laboratory devoted to the study of signalling in cancer biology, aimed at controlling the development of cancer cells. She had a supervisory role for masters, PhD and post-doctoral fellows, thus contributing to the training of qualified scientific personnel. At the administrative level, she acted as the Head of UFRJ Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (2012–2014). She authored more than 40 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. In 2014 and 2015, she spent a sabbatical period at the Université Laval, Québec, Canada, where she was an Invited Professor working at projects related to molecular triggers of diabetes. In 2016, she was nominated as TWAS Young Affiliate and was elected as Co-Chair of TWAS Young Affiliates Network (TYAN).
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
Young Affiliate Alumnus
Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Inflammation, Antitumoral drugs, Ageing.
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04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
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TWAS Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Partner (TWAS-LACREP)
Last updated on 20/01/2022