Filipa Rijo-Ferreira received her bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Nova University of Lisbon. For her MSc she joined the laboratory of Dr. Charles Bangham at Imperial College London where she studied immunology and infection. As a graduate student at the University of Porto, she became fascinated with Molecular Parasitology and Circadian Rhythms, merging these two fields for her research. This was possible thanks to two very supportive scientists: her graduate mentor, Dr. Luisa Figueiredo, and her postdoctoral advisor, Dr. Joseph Takahashi. Filipa’s research aims to understand the daily host-parasite interactions, particularly, whether parasites have a molecular circadian clock that allows them to anticipate daily cycles. When not in the lab you can find Filipa sailing, reading at coffee shops or playing with her dog in the park.
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Talks with this Speaker
Dr. Filipa Rijo-Ferreira shows that Trypanosoma brucei, the African sleeping sickness parasite, has circadian rhythms. (Talk recorded in May 2018)
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