Florência María Barbé Tuana

Schools: School of Health and Life Sciences
Graduate Programs: Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program


Prof. Florencia holds a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the Universidad de la República (Uruguay, 1998), a master’s degree (2002) and a Ph.D. from University of Miami, (United States- 2003/2005) and Postgraduate Program in Medical Sciences at (Hospital of Clinics at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, HCPA/UFRGS (2006) with emphasis in the area of Cellular and Molecular Immunology. She did her postdoctoral training at Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Indiana University (United States- 2006/2007), Institute of Biomedical Research of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS/ Brazil, 2009/2010) and Postgraduate Program in Biochemistry at UFRGS (2014/2018). Throughout her training she acquired extensive experience in the field of cellular and molecular immunology. Currently, Prof. Florencia is an adjunct professor of immunology and coordinates the Inflammation and Cellular Senescence Group associated with the Immunology and Stress Laboratory at PUCRS. She is also a permanent professor of the Postgraduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology (PPGBCM). In the research area, her interests are associated with aging induced in the context of inflammation. In this sense, she studies with a multidisciplinary approach, in several chronic diseases, the interaction between immunological, environmental, genetic, biochemical and molecular factors that lead to premature aging or senescence associated with inflammation, named inflammaging.

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Concentration Areas and Lines Research

Cellular and Molecular Biology

- Cellular and Molecular Immunology

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Research Group