Laila Nahum, PhD

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Dr. Laila Alves Nahum was born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. As a teenager, she decided to pursue a career in Science, inspired by her parents and by Professor Jenner Procópio de Alvarenga, a family friend. In 1990, she received her Bachelor degree in Microbiology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, Brazil. Her undergraduate work was developed with Dr. Romain Rolland Golgher and was focused on the study of populations of parainfluenza virus, interference, and interferon induction.

In 1993, Dr. Nahum received her Master degree from the University of São Paulo – USP, Brazil, working with Dr. Bianca Zingales. Her dissertation described the cloning and characterization of surface antigen encoding genes of Trypanosoma cruzi, the agent of Chagas Disease. Just after more


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Mitochondrial genomes of plants are much larger than those of mammals and often contain conserved open reading frames (ORFs) of unknown function. Here, we show that one of these conserv... read more


Miniature tomato, S. lycopersicum cultivar Micro- Tom, was grown as described previously.22 Roots were harvested 5 weeks after germination. Hypocotyl and cotyledon were harvested 3 weeks after germination. Third leaves were harvested 3 weeks after germ.... read more


Initial gene discovery efforts through analysis of genome sequences and identification and characterization of expressed RNAs have revealed that only a relatively small portion of the genome is transcribed into protein coding mRNAs ... read more


Comparative genetics and genomics use knowledge from different species to define important evolutionary relationships, an important aspect of which is the physical and genetic synteny (two or more homologous loci found on a single chromosome) and ... read more


Centro de Pesquisas Ren Rachou
Marine Biological Laboratory
Centro de Excelência em Bioinformática
National Institutes of Health
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
PUC Minas

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