An interview with Leonel Malacrida

Posted by , on 14 June 2022

Leonel Malacrida is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Pathophysiology at Universidad de la República, as well as the Head of the Advanced Bioimaging Unit (UBA) a joint initiative between the Institut Pasteur Montevideo and the Universidad de la República. He is also a manager board of Global Bioimaging and in 2018 was one

An Interview with Ramiro Tomasina

Posted by , on 7 June 2022

Ramiro Tomasina is a PhD student since 2020 in Dr. Maria Eugenia Francia’s lab at Institut Pasteur Montevideo and he holds a position as assistant grade two in the Department of Parasitology and Mycology of the School of Medicine at Universidad de la Republica. He is a Pharmaceutical Chemist by training, and has worked on

An interview with Maria Eugenia Francia

Posted by , on 31 May 2022

Maria Eugenia Francia is a group leader at Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, focusing on Apicomplexan biology. Maria did her early studies (BSc and MSc) at the University of Idaho, where she started working on Apicomplexan biology. She then moved as a PhD student to the University of Georgia, where she continued this work. She later

An interview with Carolina Catta-Preta

Posted by , on 17 May 2022

Carolina Catta-Preta is currently a postdoc at Dr. David Sacks’ lab at the NIH (Bethesda, USA), where she is investigating Leishmania interactions with its insect vector, the sandfly. She started her career in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 at Carlos Chagas Filho Institute (UFRJ), in the Hertha Meyer lab under the supervision of Dr.

An interview with Kildare Miranda

Posted by , on 10 May 2022

Kildare Miranda is the director of the Advanced Microscopy Unit and vice-director of the National Centre for Structural Biology and Bioimaging (CENABIO), Professor of Biophysics and Cell Biology and Head of the Cell Biology and Parasitology Department of the Biophysics Institute at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and holds several CNPq fellowships. He

An interview with Moara Lemos

Posted by , on 3 May 2022

Moara Lemos is currently a permanent researcher at Institut Pasteur in France, where she has helped establish cryo-correlative light and electron microscopy and cellular cryo-tomography for different biological systems. She began her career (BSc and MSc) at the Federal University of Juiz de For a, working on trypanosomes of wild animals. She later did her

An interview with Marcel Cunha

Posted by , on 26 April 2022

Marcel Cunha is currently an adjunct professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He started his career during a BSc degree in Microbiology and Immunology at UFRJ. He then joined Instituto de Biofisica Carlos Chagas Filho (UFRJ) to do his MSc and PhD studies. Later he did his postdoc in Institut Curie

An interview with Aline Araujo

Posted by , on 19 April 2022

Aline Araujo Alves is a postdoctoral fellow at Institut Pasteur in the lab of Philippe Bastin since 2020. She has previously worked as a visiting scientist at University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. Her research has mostly focused on Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma brucei cell biology. Aline did her BSc in biology at the

An interview with Victor Midlej

Posted by , on 12 April 2022

Dr. Victor Midlej is a group leader at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, working at the interface of microscopy and parasitology, focusing on cell biology, ultrastructure and chemotherapy. He has worked as a microscopist since early in his studies in 2003. Victor began his career (MSc and PhD) at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, in

An interview with Lia Medeiros

Posted by , on 5 April 2022

Lia Medeiros is an associate staff scientist at Carlos Chagas Institute, Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil), and is head of the Electron Microscopy Facility at the same institution. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her Ph.D. research involved the ultrastructural characterization of the interactions between Plasmodium parasites and