MSc 2010- Sanitary Surveillance- Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
I am PhD student at a microbiology research institution: Instituto de Microbiologia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
My PhD Project involves research with Gram-negative bacteria, and the identification of multidrug-resistant pathogens, in particular extended spectrum beta-lactamase and carbapenemase producing E. coli.
Specifically, I am focused on investigating the role that wildlife plays in the spread of resistant bacteria in large cities. We suspect that this wildlife may serve as sentinels of existing resistance, or contribute to the spread of antibiotic resistance. These data have the potential to bring important data to improve public health at the nexus of wildlife and cities.