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Natasha Medici
Advisor: Dr. James Bliska

B.S., 2010, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
M.S., 2013, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My research project is about the effect of the Type III Secretion System in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in the human host, especially how some of the cytoplasmic injected proteins by this secretion system, the Yops, can influence in the inflammasome formation. The Type III Secretion System is extremely conserved among other species in the genus, like Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of bubonic plague. By studying the way the Type III Secretion System works, we can understand in a better way how the pathogen-host interaction occurs.

Select Honors and Awards:
Laspau – Latin America Scholarship Program of American Science Without Borders Program Scholarship for Graduate Studies, Sep 2014 – Sep 2018

Select Publications:
Medici NP  and M Del Poeta. 2015. New Insights on the development of fungal vaccines: from immunity to recent challenges.   Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 110: 966-973.

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