Mariana Da Silva Ferreira

In July 2010, I graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University of Coimbra. In 2012, I obtained my Master’s degree in Biomedical Research at the Faculty of Medicine of Coimbra University. In my master thesis, I investigated the role of Wnt/b-Catenin, Notch, and Hedgehog pathways as potential therapeutic targets in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). I found in a very early stage in my life that my future had to be related with studying the human body and the mechanisms underlying it’s functioning. In the past years I’ve been involved in different basic cancer research projects and I got the chance to learn different concepts and techniques that allowed me to be a better professional. I was sure that being in a closer contact to what happens in the translational and clinical research world was what I’ve wanted, so I am thrilled to be working at dr. Younes lab, as a Research Assistant, where I’ll be helping our team to achieve our main goal: improve patient’s outcome to lymphoma treatment.