MSc/PhD Program
Carollina Piletti Chatain
First Name:
Carolina

Last Name:
Piletti Chatain

Country:
Brazil

 



Carolina Piletti Chatain

EDUCATION

College / University:
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biomedicine

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in cell biology and biochemistry (including cell culture, SDS-PAGE,  immunocytochemistry, life cell imaging), animal handling, behavioral tests, perfusion, stereotactic surgery

Projects / Research:
Jun – Aug 2015: “Arf6 and the regulation of p75NTR trafficking”, Dr. Bruce Carter, Vanderbilt University, USA
Jun 2014 – May 2015: Identification of transcription factors which act as master regulators in Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease”, Dr. Fábio Klamt, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jun 2013 – Jun 2014: “The use of retinoic-acid differentiated SH-SY5Y cells in the study of 6-hydroxydopamine-induced cell death in Parkinson’s disease model”. Dr. Fábio Klamt, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Mar 2013 – May 2015: “Acute social defeat in male Wistar rats, neuronal activity, inflammatory markers and coping strategies”, Dr. Rosa Maria Martins de Almeida, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jun – Sep 2014: “Mechanisms of organelle transport in neurons”, Dr. Michael Silverman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jan – Mar 2013: “Influence of horizontal gene transfer in human colon cancer HCT116 cell line”, Dr. Giulia Rancati, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
Mar – Dec 2011: “Effects of diphenyl ditelluride on phosphorylation of cytoskeletal proteins in neural cells”, Dr. Regina Pessoa Pureur, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Scholarships:
Sep 2015 – Aug 2017: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
Jun – Aug 2015: Vanderbilt International Summer Research Academy, Vanderbilt University, USA
Aug – Dec 2011 and Aug 2013 – May 2015:Research scholarship, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jun – Sep 2014: Globalink Research Internship Award, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jan – Mar 2013: Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award - A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore
Jan – Dec 2012: Science without Borders Scholarship, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am interested in the process of development of the nervous system and how neuronal circuits come together to give rise to extremely sophisticated cognitive processes. I would also like to study the molecular and neurochemical mechanisms underlying cellular death in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.