Marina Leite
Name: Marina Leite
Academic Degree: PhD

Marina Leite
Marina Leite

Short CV
Marina Leite obtained her degree in Biology in 1991 at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto. Then, in 1996 she got a master degree in Oncobiology at Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP) and at the Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (Ipatimup), and in 2006 a PhD on Human Biology also at FMUP/Ipatimup. During her PhD, Marina Leite was trained at the José Eduardo Guimarães laboratory at Ipatimup, and abroad at the João Ascensão/Esmail Zanjani laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Reno, USA, and at the Angelo A. Cardoso/Lee Nadler laboratory at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA. Currently, Marina Leite holds a post-doctoral position at the Ipatimup, and is author/co-author of 11 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and 3 book chapters.

Marina Leite main research interests are: to understand the interactions between the Helicobacter pylori and gastric epithelial cells that contribute to disease development; to identify new H. pylori virulence factors and its mechanisms of action; and, to identify new host targets of H. pylori infection, its signaling pathways and cellular functions that are disturbed by the bacteria.

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First Author
1. Leite M, Marques MS, Melo J, Pinto MT, Cavadas B, Aroso M, Gomez-Lazaro M, Seruca R, Figueiredo C
4. Leite M, Corso G, Sousa S, Milanezi F, Afonso LP, Henrique R, Soares JM, Castedo S, Carneiro F, Roviello F, Oliveira C, Seruca R
MSI phenotype and MMR alterations in familial and sporadic gastric cancer. International journal of cancer 128: 1606-13, 2011. [Article] 
 doi: 10.1002/ijc.25495 PMID: 20533283.
5. Leite M, Quinta-Costa M, Leite PS, Guimarães JE
Critical evaluation of techniques to detect and measure cell death--study in a model of UV radiation of the leukaemic cell line HL60. Analytical cellular pathology : the journal of the European Society for Analytical Cellular Pathology 19: 139-51, 1999. [Article] 
 PMID: 10866276.
Senior Author
1. Melo J, Pinto V, Fernandes T, Malheiro AR, Osório H, Figueiredo C, Leite M
2. Marques MS, Melo J, Cavadas B, Mendes N, Pereira L, Carneiro F, Figueiredo C, Leite M
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