Karina Ribeiro da Silva Pereira
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,
Rio de Janeiro,
Bachelor degree on Biomedicine (2007), Master in Sciences at Morphology Sciences (2009) and Doctor in Sciences at Clinical Medicine (2014), all from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Substitute Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ? Polo XerÃ©m, Duque de Caxias, Brazil (2012-2013). Post-doctorate researcher at the Biology Institute Roberto AlcÃ¢ntara Gomes, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014). Has experience in Stem Cell Biology, Cell Therapy, Obesity, Metabolic Programming and Adipose Tissue Microenvironment. Currently as Post-doctorate researcher at the postgraduate Program of Biotechnology, from the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), Brazil. Fields of research: Bone and Cartilage Biology (with emphasis in Tissue Engineering), Tissue Equivalents as an alternative method to animal testing and drug-testing, new methods and biomarkers of drug toxicity during cell differentiation and cell plasticity, and automation of 3D stem cell culture methods.
In the area of regenerative medicine, I am especially interested in tissue engineering, with emphasis in osteo-chondro systems. Another area of interest is the development of scalable and reproducible methods of 3D cell culture, as a basis for animal-free drug testing and to serve as building blocks for tissue engineering using bioprinting. Also interested in methods to measure biological effects of cell-biomaterial interactions, such as tissue spheroids fusion, spreading and toxicological behavior. By last, biology of human adipose-derived stem cells, their use in regenerative medicine and role in the pathophysiology of obesity.