Marcela Oliveira

  • Sarcoidosis
  • Immunometabolism
  • Developmental Biology
  • Immunology

Marcela Oliveira has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry since 2019 and obtained a Master’s degree in Health Sciences in July 2022, both at the University of Minho. During the bachelor’s degree, she was part of the organization committee of several science communication events and students organizations. In her graduation project she had the opportunity to join Sandra Costa Team at at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) and tried to understand the role of fetal lung macrophages within lung development, using a tissue resident macrophage depleted mouse model. During her Master, she became a member of the financed project “Macrophage-secreted mediators as therapeutic strategy for preterm lung maturation” and explored macrophage-derived secretome paracrine impact upon lung differentiation. Currently, Marcela Oliveira is a research fellow at Agostinho Carvalho and Cristina Cunha’s group at ICVS where she aims to further understand the molecular mechanisms and immunometabolic pathways that modulate sarcoid granuloma formation.