Paula Perin


College / University

University of São Paulo

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology.




Lab Experience

Biochemistry (ELISA, Western-Blotting), cell biology (cell culture, fluorescence microscopy), and molecular biology techniques (Real-Time PCR, DNA-sequencing)

Projects / Research

  • 08/2005 – 12/2007: Structural and biological characterization of GPI-mucin from intracellular-epimastigote (Trypanosoma cruzi). University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 07/2008 – 03/2009: Association study between SLCO1B1 and SLCO2B1 gene polymorphisms and atorvastatin response from hypercholesterolemic patients. University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Scholarships / Awards

2009 – 2010: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2006 – 2007: Scholarship from Brazil National Council of Scientific and Technological Development
2007: Honors for the poster presentation entitled "Low expression of alpha-galactosyl epitopes in the intracellular epimastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi" at the 15th International Symposium of Undergraduate Research of the University of São Paulo (SIICUSP).


Although I am interested in a broad range of subjects within the molecular biosciences, I find host-pathogen interactions most intriguing. The possibility of understanding the outcome of an infection by studying the balance between host protection strategies, invasion and evasion mechanisms adopted by one microbe indeed fascinates me.