A new member in our group

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Ailton Pereira da Costa Filho has joined as a PhD candidate the junior research goup "Fungal Informatics" hosted by SBI

Ailton worked with the in silico analysis of plant microRNAs in animal fluids during his undergraduate studies. Later, he worked at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in structural biology, where he assisted in the characterization of enzymes involved in the human inflammasome pathway. Most recently in his master’s degree, he elucidated the function of several GPCRs from Aspergillus fumigatus.

Ailton’s PhD project is centered on understanding how fungal-bacterial interactions in the environment shape human pathogenicity in fungi.