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Luana Campos Soares

Postgraduate Student

My research involves understanding the mechanisms that regulate the maintenance of neural and glioma stem cell populations, specifically the cues that allow a switch from proliferation towards differentiation and tissue commitment. I am currently investigating the role of the protein lectin Galectin-3 in this process. Galectin-3 in expressed in the Subventricular zone (SVZ), a neurogenic niche in the brain, even during homeostasis. We hope to understand whether this protein can be targeted to combat the glioma stem cell pool, which impairs response to treatment.

I graduated from Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP in Brazil (2014) with a major in Biology. I then obtained my Masters in Oncology (2016) at A.C.Camargo Cancer Center working with pathways involved in glioma progression.

Galectin-3 in the SVZ

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