Where Ideas grow
Pedro Mendes Rodrigues
Post-Doc Researcher
First Degree in Biochemistry (2010), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. Master Degree in Biochemistry (2012), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. PhD student (Since 2013) - Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto. My PhD project is mainly focused in comprehending the molecular players involved in thymic epithelial cell homeostasis.
Selected Publications
Rodrigues P., Ribeiro A., Perrod C., Landry J., Araújo L., Pereira-Castro I., Benes V., Moreira A., Xavier-Ferreira H., Meireles C., Alves N.,
Thymic epithelial cells require p53 to support their long-term function in thymopoiesis in mice. Blood130(4):478-488, 2017. [Journal: Article] [CI: 3] [IF: 15,1]
DOI: 10.1182/blood-2016-12-758961 SCOPUS: 85026293874. .

Rodrigues P., Peterson P., Alves N.,
Setting Up the Perimeter of Tolerance: Insights into mTEC Physiology. Trends in Immunology39(1):2-5, 2018. [Journal: Short Survey] [CI: 1] [IF: 14,2 (*)]
DOI: 10.1016/j.it.2017.11.001 SCOPUS: 85035084214. .

Rodrigues P., Ribeiro A., Serafini N., Meireles C., Di Santo J., Alves N.,
Intrathymic deletion of IL-7 reveals a contribution of the bone marrow to thymic rebound induced by androgen blockade. Journal of Immunology200(4):1389-1398, 2018. [Journal: Article] [IF: 4,5 (*)]
DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1701112 SCOPUS: 85044784393. .

Meireles C., Ribeiro A., Pinto R., Leitão C., Rodrigues P., Alves N.,
Thymic crosstalk restrains the pool of cortical thymic epithelial cells with progenitor properties. European Journal of Immunology47(6):958-969, 2017. [Journal: Article] [CI: 3] [IF: 4,2]
DOI: 10.1002/eji.201746922 SCOPUS: 85017500745. .

Ribeiro A., Meireles C., Rodrigues P., Alves N.,
Intermediate expression of CCRL1 reveals novel subpopulations of medullary thymic epithelial cells that emerge in the postnatal thymus. European Journal of Immunology44(10):2918-2924, 2014. [Journal: Article] [CI: 19] [IF: 4]
DOI: 10.1002/eji.201444585 SCOPUS: 84925298291. .

Ribeiro A., Rodrigues P., Meireles C., Di Santo J., Alves N.,
Thymocyte selection regulates the homeostasis of IL-7-expressing thymic cortical epithelial cells in vivo. Journal of Immunology191(3):1200-1209, 2013. [Journal: Article] [CI: 41] [IF: 5,4]
DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1203042 SCOPUS: 84880685834. .