J B Da Silva
Butantan Institute - São Paulo State Secretary of Health
São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Da Silva is PhD in Microbiology with expertise in clinical microbiology, studying host and pathogens interactions. Her work focus on the investigation of the mechanisms evolved in the infection by Leptospira in mammalians. Ongoing research grant 1- FAPESP -In vitro evaluation of the contribution of CCL2/MCP-1 and the importance of chemokines in the mechanisms of resistance and susceptibility to infection by Leptospira sp. and 2- CNPq-Strategies for the development of a cellular vaccine against leptospirosis.