Marta Sofia Lopes
Research Fellowship (MSc)
In 2016, I concluded my Bachelor's degree in Biology from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. During my undergraduate training period, I grew an interest in the oncology field and was involved in a project to study the expression of cytokeratin 19 and neu/HER2 in K14-HPV16 mice. In 2018, I concluded my Master's degree in Health Sciences from the School of Medicine, Univerity of Minho. My MSc work was conducted in the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) under the supervision of Dr. Ana João Rodrigues and Dr. Bruno Costa. I joined a project in the neuro-oncology field where I focused on the effects of stress and glucocorticoids in glioma aggressiveness. In 2019, I was awarded a research fellowship in the Basic & Clinical Research on Iron Biology group, under the supervision of Dr. Delfim Duarte in IBMC/I3S. Currently, I am conducting this project that aims to uncover the role of CD18 in the acute myeloid leukemia microenvironment. I am proficient in molecular biology techniques (immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, qPCR, ELISA), imaging (fluorescence and confocal microscopy), and have expertise in cell culture and animal experimentation. I have also acquired skills in flow cytometry. I have presented my work in both oral and poster communications and organized two scientific congresses.