MSc/PhD Program
Mariana Cerdeira
First Name:
Mariana

Last Name:
Cerdeira

Country:
Brazil

 



Mariana Cerdeira

EDUCATION

College / University:
Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)

Highest Degree:
B.Sc. (honours)

Major Subjects:
Biomedical Sciences

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, PCR, retinal dissection, ELISA, DNA and protein extraction, mice handling.

Projects / Research:
Bachelor's thesis: "Immunohistochemical detection of the cellular marker Ki-67 in human glioblastoma"
2010 - 2012: Analysis of the immune response to AAV vectors after injection in mouse retina
2009 - 2010: Study of the physiological roles of the Cellular Prion Protein

Scholarships:
2012 - 2014: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
2009 - 2012: Scholarship from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ, an agency linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology)


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am interested in examining the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal dysfunction and in studying gene therapy to improve its application as a therapeutic method for neurodegenerative diseases.