Livia Rosa-Fernandes is part of Prof. Marinho’s research team at The Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of São Paulo and a Research Fellow in Neuroproteomics at Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from USP Medical School (2015). During her Ph.D., she had the opportunity to work at Brigham and Women´s Hospital-Harvard Medical School (USA), as part of the Postgraduate Research Exchange Program. In 2016, Livia moved to Denmark, where she worked as a post-doctoral researcher both at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Institute of Molecular Medicine, at the University of Southern Denmark. From 2019, she was enrolled as a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, USP (Brazil).
Over time, Livia has gathered experience using in vivo and in vitro models together with molecular tools to study biological processes focusing on disease progression, cellular communication, and its microenvironment. MS-based proteomics and data analytics play a key role in her research as powerful tools to better understand a biological event. Her scientific production reflects an effort to engage in multidisciplinary fields and strengthen a collaborative approach to science. She is also part of the Brazilian Proteomics Society council and is engaged in several initiatives to promote knowledge transfer and increase access to scientific education.