Rita F Santos graduated in Biomedical Sciences from the Polytechnic Institute of Porto in 2012 and then got a master degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Aveiro. Rita developed her master thesis at the IBMC under the supervision of Alexandre Carmo. Her main interest in investigating the features that regulate the immune response lead her to pursue her studies in the field and enroll in the Ph.D. program in Molecular and Cellular Biology from ICBAS. During the Ph.D., Rita dissected the functional role of the T cell surface protein CD6 in the regulation of T cell activation with a special interest in the importance of this molecule during the course of an autoimmune disease. After finishing her Ph.D., in September of 2020, Rita joined the Stem Cells in Regenerative Biology and Repair group, led by Prof. Perpétua Pinto-do-Ó, at INEB in order to study the mechanisms behind the hematopoiesis process.
DOI: 10.1111/imm.13087 SCOPUS: 85068083912.
Freitas R.F., Basto A., Almeida S.C.P., Santos R.F., Gonçalves C.M., Corria-Osorio J., Carvalho T., Carmo A.M., Oliveira V.G., Leon K., Graca L.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.08.008 SCOPUS: 85072256661.
Gonçalves C.M., Henriques S.N., Santos R.F., Carmo A.M.,
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.02994 SCOPUS: 85059925855.
Pereira C.B., Bocková M., Santos R.F., Santos A.M., de Araújo M.M., Oliveira L., Homola J., Carmo A.M.,
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00416 SCOPUS: 84997514499.
Santos R.F., Oliveira L., Carmo A.M.,
DOI: 10.2174/1389450116666150531152439 SCOPUS: 84964055216.
Brisslert M., Bian L., Svensson M.N.D., Santos R.F., Jonsson I.M., Barsukov I., Erlandsson M., Andersson K., Carmo A.M., Bokarewa M.I.,
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2014.07.003 SCOPUS: 84907983758.