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Class of 2003
Name
Salgado Pires, Susana
E-Mail
sspires@gmail.com
1st Degree
Microbiology
University (1st Degree)
Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Catolica do Porto
About the PhD
Field of Research
Molecular Biology/Neurosciences/Circadian Regulation of Physiology
Abstract
"The most robust entrainment cue to the circadian clock is light. In response to this, organisms have evolved light detection mechanisms which allow them to measure and transduce irradiance information to specific centres...
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Supervisor(s)
Professor Russell G. Foster
Co-Supervisor(s)
Dr. Stephanie Halford
University
University of Oxford
Laboratory
Circadian & Visual Neurosciences
City
Oxford
Country
UK
Date of Thesis Defence
2008-09-05
After the PhD (Current Situation)
Position
Scientist, Exploratory Science and Translational Medicine (Preclinical safety)
Project
Development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies for treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Institution
NovImmune S.A.
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City
Geneva
Country
Switzerland

Relevant Publications
Pires SS (2008) Characterisation of the vertebrate inner-retinal photopigments melanopsin (Opn4) and vertebrate ancient (VA) opsin. University of Oxford
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Pires SS, Halford S, Peirson SN, García-Fernández JM, Hankins MW, Foster RG (2009) VA opsin-based photoreceptors in the hypothalamus of birds. Current Biology;19(16):1396-402.
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Pires SS, Hughes S, Peirson SN, Zheng L, Lucas RJ, Foster RG, Hankins MW, Halford S. (2009) Differential expression of two distinct functional isoforms of melanopsin (Opn4) in the mammalian retina. Journal of Neurosciences; 29(39):12332-42.
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Shang L, Daubeuf B, Triantafilou M, Salgado-Pires S, Reith W, Monteiro R, Pugin J, Leger O, Ferlin W2, Kosco-Vilbois M, Triantafilou K, Elson G. (2014) Selective Antibody Intervention of Toll-like Receptor 4 Activation through Fc γ Receptor Tethering. J Biol Chem. 2014 May 30;289(22):15309-15318
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Pires, S.S., Shand, J., Bellingham, J., Arrese, C., Turton, M., Peirson, S., Foster, R.G., and Halford, S. 2007. Isolation and characterization of melanopsin (Opn4) from the Australian marsupial Sminthopsis crassicaudata (fat-tailed dunnart). Proc Biol Sci 274(1627): 2791-2799.
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Panda, S., Provencio, I., Tu, D.C., Pires, S.S., Rollag, M.D., Castrucci, A.M., Pletcher, M.T., Sato, T.K., Wiltshire, T., Andahazy, M., Kay, S.A., Van Gelder, R.N., and Hogenesch, J.B. (2003). Melanopsin Is Required for Non-Image-Forming Photic Responses in Blind Mice. Science 301, 525-527.
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Publications
Lusti-Narasimhan M, Ndowa F, Pires SS. (2011) Importance of sexually transmitted infections in funding for HIV within proposals to the Global Fund. STIs; 87 S 2:ii19-22. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2011-050183
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2014-07-04 10:24:44
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