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Robson Coutinho Silva

Department of Cardiology
Union Graduate College


Robson Coutinho Silva received his PhD in Biological Sciences at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 1996, and his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Royal Free and University College Medical School Londres (2000-2002). He is Associated Professor of Immunology and Physiology at Biophysics Institute Carlos Chagas Filho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he was Vice Director (2010-2013), adjoin coordinator of the PhD program in Biophysics (2007-2010) and Coordinator of Immunobiology Program (2004-2006). He is head of the Immunophysiology lab, Vice-president of Brazilian Purines Club, and President of science museum Espaço Ciência Viva. He has expertise in immunology, cell signalling, innate immunity and purinergic signalling.

Research Interest

In the area of immunology, with emphasis in cellular immunology and innate immunity, in particular on the following topics: purinergic signaling in parasitic and inflammatory diseases, danger signals, immunomodulation and cell death.

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