Renato Arruda MortaraMSc, PhD
Renato Mortara got his Ph.D. in Cell Biology (1986) at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK. He took a position at the Parasitology Division of Escola Paulista de Medicina, UNIFESP, São Paulo, Brazil, where he is presently Full Associate Professor. He is mainly interested in the mechanisms of mammalian cell infection by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi in single or mixed infections with other pathogens. Important tools of his study include electron and confocal microscopy. He has been in charge of the first confocal microscope facility at EMP-UNIFESP since 1996 that allowed him to collaborate with several research groups in Brazil and abroad. Since 1996, he is a researcher of the top 1A level from the Brazilian Nacional Research Council, CNPq. He has 159 publications in indexed journals, supervised 15 MSc and Ph.D. theses, and is a member of the Brazilian Society for Protozoology.