KARINA RAMALHO BORTOLUCI

Department of Biological Sciences

Federal University of São Paulo

Karina Ramalho Bortoluci
Associate Professor

Karina R. Bortoluci, Ph.D., is a specialist in the field of Innate Immunity and Associate Professor of Immunology at the Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, where she is the Head of the Molecular Immunology Laboratory since 2008. Her research is focused on the role of inflammasomes in controlling infections.

Positions and Honors

1. Assistant Professor, Federal University of Sao Paulo, (2008-2016)

2. Division Head, Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology Division, Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo (2009-2010)

3. Vice-Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo (2010-2011)

4. Department Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo (2012-2013).

5. Honor, indicated as one of 22 outstanding young scientists in Brazil, National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) (2014).

6. Sabbatical visiting scientist at Genentech Inc; San Francisco, California, USA (with Vishva Dixit and Kim Newton) (2016 – 3months).

7. Board of Directors, Brazilian Society for Immunology (SBI) (2016-2018).

8. Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo (2017-current).

9. Director, Post-graduation Studies, Pro-Rectory of Post-graduation and Research, Federal University of São Paulo (2017-2018).

10. Vice-President, Brazilian Society of Immunology (2020-current)

Publications

Concomitant Isolation of Primary Astrocytes and Microglia for Protozoa Parasite Infection

1Centro de Terapia Celular e Molecular (CTCMol), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), 2Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Centro de Terapia Celular e Molecular (CTCMol), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)

JoVE 60680

 Immunology and Infection