creating a
healthier future
Elva Bonifácio Andrade
Junior Researcher

Elva Bonifácio Andrade graduated in Biochemistry (University of Porto, UP) in 2005 and obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS-UP), in 2013. Her Ph.D. work focused on the characterization of the innate immune mechanisms leading to neonatal susceptibility to Group B Streptococcus infections. During her postdoctoral studies, she developed a mouse model that recapitulates GBS neonatal infection pathogenesis, with similar features to that described in humans. Since 2020, she has been a Research Scientist at i3S, where she established a new line of research focused on understanding the complex neuro-immune interactions during GBS disease, aiming at developing new therapeutic and neuroprotective strategies. She is also an invited Assistant Professor at ICBAS-UP and at School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, where she has been enrolled in teaching Immunology and Microbiology.