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Camila Macedo, MD

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Contact

200 Lothrop Street, Biomedical Science Tower E1513
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: (412) 624-6494

Research Assistant Professor of Surgery

Education:
MD, School of Medicine of Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil

Research Area(s):

T cell immune response to viral infection (EBV) and allo-immunity

The major areas of my research involve: (1) The discovery of  novel approaches to control viral immunity, in particular against Epstein Barr virus, in solid organ transplant recipients and its relation with the development of Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease (PTLD); (2) To study the innate immunity and  cross-reactivity to allo-immunity; and (3) to determine the phenotype and function of dendritic cells (DC) following mTOR inhibition, a potential approach to generate tolerogenic DC to minimize the use of immunosuppression.