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Gabriela Santos-Gomes is Assistant Professor of Protozoology in the Unit of Research and Teaching of Parasitology at the Institute de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL, Lisbon, Portugal), since 1998.
She is Invited Professor of Lurio University (Unilurio, Nampula, Moçambique) and Researcher of the Vector Born Diseases Group from the Global Health and Tropical Medicine research center (GHTM, IHMT). Gabriela has a degree in biological sciences from the Faculty of Sciences, Universidade de Lisboa (UL, Lisbon, Portugal), a PhD in Microbiology by UL and has the academic title of Agregação (title obtained in a public examination required to further apply for a position of full professor) in Biomedical Sciences by UNL.
She integrates the scientific commissions of Master and PhD in Biomedical Sciences of IHMT-UNL and coordinates the Master and PhD curricular units in the area of Immunology and Scientific Communication. Has been invited to give lectures by the University do Porto (Oporto, Portugal), University de Aveiro (Aveiro, Portugal), Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) and by the Federal University of Piaui (Teresina, Piaui, Brazil). Is the coordinator of the Group of Parasite Immunity and Vaccine Development that integrates Master and PhD students. The main areas of research are the study of parasite-host interaction, particularly the immune response developed by the infected host, using Leishmania spp. as the principal model of parasitic disease, and the development of control strategies, including the evaluation of vaccine and drug prototypes.
She has coordinated several research projects, collaborates with researchers from national and international institutions and act as a consultant for the Instituto Português do Sangue e da Transplantação (Lisbon, Portugal). Gabriela is coauthor of more than 40 peer reviewed publications, is author coordinator of one book and coauthor of six book chapters and, has supervised the academic formation of a high number of European and non-European students.
Leishmania-host interactions and development of new prophylactic and therapeutic tools for leishmaniosis control.
Team: Armanda Rodrigues, Maria de Aires Pereira, Davide Santos-Mateus, Ana Valério-Bolas
- Marques CS, Passero LF, Vale-Gato I, Rodrigues A, Rodrigues OR, Martins C, Correia I, Tomás AM, Alexandre-Pires G, Ferronha MH, Santos-Gomes GM 2015. New insights into neutrophil and Leishmania infantum in vitro immune interactions. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 40:19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.cimid.2015.03.003.
- Santos-Gomes GM, Rodrigues A, Teixeira F, Carreira J, Alexandre-Pires G, Carvalho S, Santos-Mateus D, Martins C, Vale-Gato I, Marques C, Tomás AM. 2014. Immunization with the Leishmania infantum recombinant cyclophilin protein 1 confers partial protection to subsequent parasite infection and generates specific memory T cells. Vaccine 32:1247-53. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.01.024.
- Diaz S, da Fonseca IP, Rodrigues A, Martins C, Cartaxeiro C, Silva MJ, de Brito TV, Alexandre-Pires G, Santos-Gomes GM. 2012. Canine leishmaniosis. Modulation of macrophage/lymphocyte interactions by L. infantum. Vet Parasitol. 189:137-44. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar..05.004.
- Carvalheiro M, Esteves MA, Santos-Mateus D, Lopes RM, Rodrigues MA, Eleutério CV, Scoulica E, Santos-Gomes G, Cruz ME 2015. Hemisynthetic trifluralin analogues incorporated in liposomes for the treatment of leishmanial infections. Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 93:346-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpb.
- Ferrolho J, Domingues N, Domingos A, Santos-Gomes G. 2015. The role of regulatory CD4+CD25+ T cell subset in host homeostasis during protozoan infection: An overview. ITI 3: 6-16.