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Kauan Ribeiro de Sena Gomes

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Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da USP (HCMRP). Hemocentro de Ribeirão Preto  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Graduated as a Pharmaceutical-Biochemist from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of São Paulo (FCF-USP). He was a CAPES fellow by the Science without Borders program, from the University of Toronto - ON, Canada (2013-2014). He worked as an intern at the Merck Co., in the area of Quality Assurance (2014 - 2016), and at the company Merck KGaA in the areas of Regulatory Affairs and Project Management (2016). In 2017, he joined the Dr. Luciana CC Leite's Special Laboratory for Vaccine Development at the Butantan Institute, under a Fapesp fellowship for the development of recombinant strains of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) for the anti-tumor treatment of bladder cancer, a project for which he was a finalist for the Young Scientist Award in the Scientific Initiation category of the Institute's Scientific Meeting. In the same year (2017), he worked with the academic group of the University of São Paulo in the International Competition for Genetically Engaged Machines (iGEM), winning the Gold Medal in Boston - Massachusetts, USA. In 2020, he obtained the title of MSc in Biochemistry under the Fapesp fellowship to develop the project ?Application of Synthetic Biology in the construction of a genetic circuit to improve the anti-tumor effect of Salmonella spp.?, which included a sandwich period at the University of Toronto Mississauga to join the group of Synthetic Biology of Prof. David McMillen (2019). Additionally, during the master's degree, he contributed to conceive and organize the Advanced School in Syntehtic Biology Workshop of the Laboratory of Synthetic and Systemic Biology, both from the Ribeirão Preto Medical School (FMRP) (2019). He is currently a doctoral student at the Cell Therapy Center (CTC - CEPID) in the Blood Center of Ribeirão Preto, where he develops a project about cell immunotherapy using T-CAR and NK-CAR cells. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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