Research Lines

Applied Immunology

Projects involving the study of basic immunological mechanisms, associated to certain clinical conditions in animal and human models.


Projects that use models to study the effects of drugs, and agents for treating inflammatory, and infectious conditions under the perspective of the immune system.

Immunology of Infectious and Parasite Diseases

Projects related to the study of immunopathology of infectious and parasitary diseases of relevance to our region and to Brazil as a whole (HTLV, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Porphyromonasgingivalis, Corynebacteriumpseudotuberculosis, Toxocara canis, Schistosoma mansoni, Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuristrichiura etc.). Additionally, epidemiology, immunoregulation, prevention and he therapeutics, specially with Chagas disease, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, neosporosis, among others, are subject of research.

Immunogenetics, Genomics and Proteomics

Comprised of projects that aim at the characterization of HLA polymorphisms in Brazilian populations, with ethnical and/or associated infectious pathologies criteria. Or, yet, projects that address asthma, atopy, hemoglobinopaty and/or several pathologies related to infectious diseases, able to use genomics and proteomics tools for this purpose.

Immunodeficiency and Immunopathology

Comprised of projects that address immunopathological features of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome, as well as projects that study immunological and molecular features related to immunopathologic processes, including the study of self-immune conditions.


Comprised of projects that study the basic phenomena of neuroimunnoendocrine interactions, encompassing the interdisciplinary aspects related to immunology, neurobiology, human and animal neuroendocrinology.