I come from Rio de Janeiro, the land of sun, caipirinhas and great Science. I moved to the Uk after completing my PhD in Immunology to work join the Leukocyte Biology section at Imperial College London. During my time at Imperial I was mainly interested in investigating the relative contribution of endothelial progenitor cells and TH9 cells, in the development of chronic allergic diseases of the airways. After a career break and two beautiful children, I have recently joined the Anderson’s group to re-take my career as a Scientist as a Janet Thornton fellow (read more here about the Janet Thornton fellowship). My main interest now is to investigate how genetic variants associated with risk for IBD affect the phenotype and function of immune cells and their contribution to the susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease.