Consuelo Micheli

  • Tuberculosis
  • Immunopathology
  • Aquired immunity
  • Vaccination
  • Immunometabolism

Consuelo Micheli obtained a degree in Biological Science in 2015 and a Master degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2019 awarded by the University of Pisa (Pisa, Italy). During her Master studies, she investigated the role of DNA damage and oxidative stress in lymphocytes from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Diseases patients. In 2020, Consuelo Micheli moved to Portugal, in the context of an Erasmus + project, where she joined Egídio Torrado’s research group at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) to study the Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Currently, Consuelo Micheli is enrolled in the Ph.D. in Health Sciences from the School of Medicine (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal) where she is unravelling the immunometabolic pathways that modulate the protective immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.


Immunobiology of tuberculosis

The protective immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis requires tight regulation in order to prevent the development of pathological consequences to the host. Our lab is focused in defining the mechanisms that regulate the balance between protection…

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