Welcome to our list of WIT mentors.  The mentors are shown by TTS region (i.e., Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, North America and finally Oceania).

 

We suggest that you read the biographies of any of the mentors you are interested in (click on the bio tab next to their picture and you will be taken to their information) and when you are ready to select your mentors, return to your mentee application form (go to the Mentoring Scheme menu and choose 'become a mentee') and choose your mentors from the drop down boxes in the form.

 

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EDUCATION:

  • 1987 Lic. in Biochemistry, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1990 M.Sc. in Immunology, OPorto University, Oporto, Portugal
  • 1995 Ph.D. in Immunology and Pathology, Oporto University, Oporto, Portugal summa cum laude
  • 1992-1996 Research Fellow in Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1994-1996 Postdoctoral Training in the Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • 2011- Professor in Residence, Dept. of Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2005-2011 Associate Professor in Residence, Dept. of Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002-2005 Assistant Professor in Residence, Dept. of Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1997-2002 Assistant Adjunct Professor of Surgery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1997 Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • 1996-1997 Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • 2011-Present Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research Reviewer
  • 2011 Chair of the oral session on Molecular Pathways. American Transplant Congress, Philadelphia, MA
  • 2010 Ad-Hoc CAP-UCLA Faculty Review Committee
  • 2010-Present Reviewer for Liver Transplantation
  • 2009 NIH/NIDDK Mail Grant Reviewer
  • 2009-Present UCLA-RSRF Grant Reviewer
  • 2009 Chair of the oral session on Ischemia Reperfusion Injury. American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA
  • 2008-Present Reviewer for Journal of Immunology
  • 2008-Present Reviewer for Liver International
  • 2008-Present Reviewer for Transplant International
  • 2008 Chair of the oral session on Toll Like Receptors, American Transplant Congress, Toronto, CA
  • 2007-Present Editorial Board of World Journal of Gastroenterology
  • 2007-Present Women’s Health Community of Practice Committee, American Society of Transplantation
  • 2007 SickKids Foundation, Toronto, Canada-grant reviewer
  • 2007 Chair of the oral session on Ischemia Reperfusion Injury. American Transplant Congress, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006-Present Reviewer for Journal of Leukocyte Biology
  • 2006-Present Reviewer for Journal of Applied Physiology
  • 2006-Present Reviewer for Journal of Vascular Research
  • 2006 Chair of the oral session on Novel Small Animal Models. The World Transplant Congress, Boston, MA
  • 2006 FOCIS 2006 Abstract Review Committee on Organ Transplantation and Stem Cell Transplantation, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006 Abstract Review Committee on Experimental Transplantation. The World Transplant Congress (WTC), Boston, MA
  • 2006 SickKids Foundation, Toronto, Canada-grant reviewer
  • 2006-Present AMWA Faculty Mentoring Program (Mentor)
  • 2006 American Heart Association- International Mentoring Program (Mentor)
  • 2005-2009 Basic Science Committee, American Society of Transplantation
  • 2005-2006 Swiss National Science Foundation – grant reviewer
  • 2005-2006 UCLA Ad Hoc Faculty Review Committee
  • 2005 Chair of oral session on Pharmacological Targets in Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. American Transplant Congress, Seattle, WA
  • 2004 Chair of oral session on Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury. Boston, MA
  • 2003-2004 Ad-Hoc International Committee, American Society of Transplantation
  • 2003 Chair of the oral session on Ischemia Reperfusion Injury. American Transplant Congress, Washington, DC
  • 2001-Present Reviewer for Transplantation
  • 2001-Present Reviewer for the American Journal of Transplantation
  • 2001 Chair of the oral session on Ischemia Reperfusion Injury. American Transplant Congress, Chicago, IL
  • 2001 Chair of abstract review committee on Basic Science-Tissue Injury. American Society of Transplantation, Washington, DC
  • 2000 Chair of the oral session on Ischemia/ Reperfusion Injury, American Society of Transplantation, Chicago, IL
  • 2000-Present Abstract Review Committee for Basic Science: Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury. American Society of Transplantation and American Society of Transplant Surgeons.