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Visiting Scholars

Throughout the years a number of scientists have come from around the world to work in the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory (BCRL) in order to complete their training, as a part of a rotation within their PhD program, or as a visiting scholar on sabbatical from their University.

Mathematical Models and Statistical Methods in Medicine and Biology

Mathematical methods provide a valuable tool oriented towards the qualitative and quantitative analysis of real physical and, in particular, biomedical systems. This course is devoted to introduce some of the most important Statistical techniques and Mathematical modeling processes used in Biological and Medical research. It is directed to professionals in the biomedical research area.

Joyce Regina ZapateriniJoyce Regina Zapaterini a Doctor degree in Pathology at School of Medicine in Sao Paulo State University in Brazil, came to BCRL (March 2015 to September 2015) during her PhD program with a fellowship from CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior) of Brazil for performing training in cellular and molecular biology . She worked in different projects and learned different techniques under mentorship of Dr. Julia Santucci-Pereira. With Dr Santucci-Pereira, Dr. Zapaterini worked on the effect of smoking and NSAIDs in gene expression of mice mammary gland. She also had the opportunity to learn diverse cell culture techniques analyzing the effect of hCG in chromatin remodeling with Dr. Yanrong Su and performing functional studies to determine the role of long non-coding RNA in breast cancer cells with Ms. Maria Barton.

Flavia Regina Maoraes da SilvaFlavia Regina Moraes da Silva a Master degree in Pathology was a visitant scholar in the BCRL from January to December 2015 for performing training in cellular and molecular biology to complete her graduate studies toward her PhD in Pathology in the School of Medicine in Sao Paulo State University in Brazil.

Hafsa Gurdogan, MDHafsa Gurdogan, MD from the Kastamonu Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey was a visitant Scholar from April 2017 to August 2018. During her visit Dr. Gudorgan work on the effects of pubertal exposure to benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and Zeranol on the uterus and the serum levels of estrogen and progesterone in the female Sprague-Dawley rats. Her data was presented in the “2018 Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) Annual Meeting”, in Georgetown University, Washington DC, November 2018.

Fernanda Marques Rey, PhDFernanda Marques Rey, PhD was a visitant scholar at the Breast Cancer Research laboratory from January 2017 to January 2018.  Her work was on “Tumorigenic reversion properties using 5-aza-dC and TSA on DNA methylation and breast cancer progression". This work was presented in the American Association for Cancer Research Meeting in 2018. She came with a fellowship from “Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)”, the Brazilian foundation that supports Scientific Research in São Paulo state.