Head of Lab
Advanced Cell Models
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Catarina Brito is the Head of the Advanced Cell Models Laboratory of the Animal Cell Technology Unit of iBET and ITQB-NOVA, since 2014.
She holds a Biochemistry degree from the University of Lisbon and obtained her PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology with the New University of Lisbon. She pursued her PhD studies in the Laboratory of Glycobiology, at ITQB-NOVA (Oeiras, Portugal) and Institut Jacques Monod (Paris, France) in the areas of glycobiology and intracellular trafficking. During her PhD, C. Brito contributed to the elucidation of the role of specific protein carbohydrate moieties in human neuronal differentiation and neuronal trafficking and explored glycosyltransferases for synthetic applications.
She joined iBET (Portugal) in 2007, first as a postdoc working in human Stem Cell bioprocessing, focusing on human pluripotent stem cell expansion and neural differentiation, and later as a Senior Project Manager of academic and industrial collaborations, bridging her cell biology and cellular biotechnology expertise to develop preclinical cell models and bioassays.